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Jazz and the Jazz Age

 Jazz and the Jazz Age

by Poe, Mya, Anan, Aushemn, and Duyen

 
The Jazz Age took place in the 1920's. The first person to use the term "Jazz Age" was F. Scott Fitzgerald. The cities that were most important to jazz were New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, and New York City.
 
Many instruments are used to play jazz. Included in these instruments are brass instruments: the trumpet and the slide trombone, and reed instruments: the clarinet and the saxophone. Some other instruments that can be used to play jazz are the guitar, the drums, and the piano. Jazz can be performed in many ways such as Bebop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bob, individually or in a group. Gospel and Ragtime influenced jazz. Improvisation and syncopation are important elements in jazz music.
 
Duke Ellington played the piano as his jazz instrument. One interesting fact that we found was that jazz grew from a mixture of different kinds of music including black American music and African rhythms. Another interesting fact that we found was that in the 1970's fusion jazz became popular. Today, some jazz musicians use electronic instruments and some even use computers to create new sounds.
 
 
 
 

  
Sources:
 
Database Name: World Book Kids
Article Title: Jazz
Date: 2009
 
Database Name: Searchasaurus
Article Title: History of Jazz
Date: 2001
 
Database Name: Searchasaurus
Article Title: Jazz
Author: Cindy Khanlarian
Date: December 2000
 
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