The Harlem Renaissance and the jazz era was majorly influenced by the African-Americans, and the genre undoubtedly helped these people get acceptance in society through their talent. This era also reflected an eclectic mix of jazz, fashion and movies, all in co-ordinance with each other. Famous Jazz Musicians The roaring ’20s featured some of the most famous jazz musicians like Kid Ory, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Paul Whiteman and Duke Ellington. These artists were some of the most popular ones around. The actual list of great 1920s’ jazz musicians is incredibly long.
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Jazz band finds new life in post-Katrina New Orleans
A grieving nation, searching for remnants of New Orleans culture, seized on Preservation Hall, and the band found itself in a busy new season. With renewed visibility came renewed vision. In 2013, the entire music world took notice when, for the first time in its 50-year history, Preservation Hall released an album of original compositions. Entitled Thats It!, the music is an agile combination of tradition and today. Sassy horn combinations fairly gush with traditional Cajun flavor, while drums rumbling like cannon fire on the title track let listeners know they are in for an exciting new ride. One of the albums great treats is listening to the gravelly crooning of 81-year-old singer Charlie Gabriel, whom producer Jim James described as a character who jumped right off your favorite storybook. Fortunately there are a couple of songs that give Gabriel the full treatment.
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Tufts University presents three concerts by Jazz ensembles
in the Distler Performance Hall. Last, but not least, Joel LaRue Smith and Paul Ahlstrands small jazz ensembles will perform works by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Chaka Khan, and Afro-Cuban jazz originals by Professor Smith in a concert entitled New York, an exploration of the hypnotic and electrifying rhythms found in jazz clubs from Harlem to Greenwich Village, Broadway theaters, and the premier concert halls of New York City. This concert will be take place on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fisher Performance Room.
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