Jazz In The 1920's Essay

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In the early 1920s Jazz became a huge part of the roaring 20s. Jazz was also a big part of the African-American art, music, and literature in New Orleans. Jazz started becoming very popular and was spreading fast around the world. The first band to record the very first jazz record ever was the band the Original Dixieland Jass (People History). Jazz changed people’s thoughts on things and influenced their actions. Jazz gained approval from many cultures and started spreading through the country in clubs, speakeasies, and dance halls where jazz bands would play their new music (People History). African-Americans used jazz in literature, music, and in art. In New Orleans, jazz was always playing everywhere and anywhere. The whites had barely…show more content…
There was jazz and there was “White Jazz” which was appropriate jazz only for the whites. There was a difference in both styles and the meaning of jazz in both races. There were very few integrated clubs which were called “Black and Tan” clubs. Rarely some popular African-American bands played in white clubs where black patrons were not allowed in (People History). One of the most famous African-American jazz singer was Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong was one of the most popular jazz musician in the 1920s. Louis was very influential when he played in the dance halls. ”Armstrong added the classic New Orleans sound to the sophisticated sound of the popular jazz” (American Jazz). There were jazz musicians who were also very popular, such as Duke Ellington who was a jazz band leader and a pianist. Another popular jazz musician was Bix Beiderbecke who was a sophisticated trumpet player. Jazz was a very important part of these musician’s lives. Jazz music was one of the first types of music to be culturally accepted by the white middle class. Jazz was also what furthered the Woman’s Liberation Movement, it provided a way to rebel against set standards of society. Jazz had evolved into an integral part of American popular culture (Big Band Era). Jazz also started spreading to bigger places and was even forbidden in some countries. Europe was one of the places Jazz was not accepted
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