10 Interesting Facts about Jazz

A type of music which was invented in New Orleans will be explained on Facts about Jazz. Jazz is a combination between African-American music and European music, including ragtime, blues, and marching band music. Besides, It was popular in 1920 and could bring young people together. If you want to know more about Jazz. Let’s read this article!

Facts about Jazz 1: The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age was a time when Jazz was very popular in 1920. Some of the Jazz musicians and bands were also famous at the time, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington (musicians), Kid Ory’s Original Creole Jazz Band, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings (bands). Besides, the illegal clubs named ‘speakeasies’ also served jazz music and jazz dance.

Facts about Jazz 2: Jazz instruments

Guitar, saxophone, drums, trumpet, piano, trombone, clarinet, and the double bass are some common jazz instruments.

Jazz instruments

Jazz instruments

Facts about Jazz 3: Jazz and Hollywood Movies

There are some of the Hollywood Movies that had jazz music in them. Here are some of the movie, Casablanca (1942), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), The Great Gatsby (1974), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Born to Be Blue (2015).

Facts about Jazz 4: Types of jazz

There are many different types of jazz, including Ragtime, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Free Jazz, Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, World Fusion, Funk, Dixieland, Modern Jazz, and Hard Bop. By listening them, you will understand the different types of jazz.

Facts about Jazz 5: Famous jazz artists

There are many famous jazz artists who played different types of jazz. They are Scott Joplin (Ragtime); Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong (New Orleans); King Oliver, Louis Armstrong (Chicago); Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller (Swing); Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie (Bebop), Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis (Cool Jazz), Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane (Free Jazz), Dizzy Gillespie (Latin Jazz), and more.

Facts about Jazz 6: Jazz dance

The Tango, Charleston, Shimmies, Black Bottom, and Trot are the most famous Jazz dance.

Facts about Jazz 7: Jazz Terms

There are many Jazz terms which are used by Jazz musicians to describe their music. Here are some examples: Axe (A term for a musical instrument),
Blow (The term for playing an instrument), Cat (A jazz musician), Finger Zinger (Someone who can play very fast), Gig (A paying music job), Hot plate (A really good recording of a song), Jake (A term meaning “okay”), Rusty gate (A jazz musician who isn’t very good), Scatting (Improvising words to a song that are nonsense syllables), Sideman (A member of the band, but not the leader),bTag (The end part of a song), and more.

Facts about Jazz 8: Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams was the first songwriter who use the word “Jazz” in a song and made it popular. After that, Jazz became the greatest genres of music in the world.

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams

Facts about Jazz 9: The influence of Jazz

Jazz can influence many people around the world, especially artists such as Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, Mary Lou Williams, Nat King Cole, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock.

Facts about Jazz 10: International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is celebrated on April 30, every year by the UNESCO. It aimed to inform people about the importance of Jazz to spread peace, love, and unity.

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

 

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