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The Great Gatsby

Jazz Era
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Maria Santiago

on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby

The Jazz Era The Great Gatsby Jazz Era in The Great Gatsby Jazz, Jazz, Jazz - Jazz was a type of music that played in many different places and played for over 3 centuries.
- This type of music consisted of many different instruments such as the trumpet, trombone, saxophone etc.
- Ain't We Got Fun was originated in 1921.
- This song is mentioned in The Great Gatsby and has a significant meaning to it.

- ' in the morning, in the evening,
Ain't we got fun - ' Chpt. 5 pg.92.

- ' One thing's sure and nothing's surer, The rich get richer and the poor get - children. In the meantime, In between time -' Chpt.5 pg.92.

- Written and sung by Van & Schenck also sung by Renee Olstead. Music of Jazz ; 'Ain't We Got Fun' - Jazz is definitly one of the most known
music. From the parties, to the clothes, to the dancing and the songs, it was and still is one
of the best genre of music. Clothing in the 1920's Dances In The Great Gatsby - In the 1920's, women wore dresses known as flappers. Daisy wore a white dress.
- " that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire" chpt. 1 (pg.17) "I noticed that she wore her evening-dress, all her dresses, like sports
clothes" chpt. 3 (pg.51).
- men wore suits (as seen on the cover of 'The Great Gatsby').
- "Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-coloured tie, hurried in" chpt. 5 (pg.81). - Jazz music was created in the 1900's.
- Was given the name of 'Jazz' in the 1920's
- Jazz was mentioned in the Great Gatsby, when Gatsby
had parties. - People were wondering if Jazz was a type of music that was living or non-living.
- The people who tried to get this music out, it was very hard for them because people were not used to this kind of music yet. - Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker
Duke Ellington. - The book The Great Gatsby is a novel that shows
and alittle bit about the Jazz Era and how it was. Music of the Jazz Era Popular Foods - Gatsby threw great parties with magnificent and expensive foods that were popular in the jazz age.
- "On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d'oeuvres, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold" (chpt. 3, pg.41)
- coffee, like today, is popular
- "lunched with them in dark, crowded restaurants on little pig sausages and mashed potatoes and coffee" (chpt. 3, pg.57) - In the novel The Great Gatsby many different songs are mentioned.

- Within all these songs there are dances that come along with some of them.

- The jazz era has dances such as; the Charleston, the Black bottom, the Cake walk, and the Foxtrot.

- The foxtrot was invented by Harry Fox.

- In this novel we have been introduced to many parties.

- One of the parties mentioned in the novel is in Chapter 3 page 41. - From the Roaring 20’s to the Great Depression - Originated in 20th century New Orleans - Jazz is a combination of elements of ragtime, marching band music and the blues with such instruments as: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, tuba, clarinet, piano, and drums - Jazz span’s over 3 centuries, evolving significantly - Displayed in the Novel, “The Great Gatsby”, are the jazz music, dancing and dress of the roaring 20’s - During one of Gatsby’s parties in the Novel, “The Great Gatsby” the following was announced, “ ‘Ladies and gentlemen,’ he cried. ‘At the request of Mr. Gatsby we are going to play for you Mr. Vladmir Tostoff’s latest work, which attracted so much attention at Carnegie Hall last May... Jazz History of the World!’.” The musical piece in “The Great Gatsby”, ‘Jazz History of the World’, is a fictional piece. Here is a sampling of the Jazz Era music. Example of Jazz Music;
Ain't We Got Fun
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