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The History of Jazz

Jazz has its roots in late 19th and early 20th Century America, where slavery brought together European folk music, African folk songs, and other Caribbean influences. With the abolition of slavery came the development 

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of ragtime by black pianists like Scott Joplin. From there, pioneers in New Orleans and other towns, like Jelly Roll Morton and Buddy Bolden, continued to refine the music into subgenres like swing and Dixieland.

By the 1920s recorded music, radio, and the popularity of sheet music broke jazz into the mainstream. The popularity of jazz clubs as illicit venues to drink alcohol led the Prohibition era to be known colloquially as the “Jazz Age” in America. By that time musicians like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and George Gershwin had begun to make their mark on jazz.

In the ‘40s and ‘50s jazz continued its popularity with young and bohemian Americans. The development of bop music, bossa nova, modal jazz, and improvisational free jazz also became popular. Rock and jazz musicians began incorporating elements of each other’s music into their own, creating jazz fusion and related subgenres.

More recent years have seen jazz musicians both returning to the roots of jazz in opposition to the more experimental strains of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, in addition to continuing to explore other genres using traditional jazz elements and instrumentation. More than almost any other genre, jazz truly contains multitudes.

The History of the Blues

Like jazz, the blues has its roots in the fusion of European and African folk styles. Developing initially on the Southern plantations of the 19th Century by African slaves and their kin, the genre is thought to have originated with work songs and spirituals. Whereas the development of jazz was centered in New Orleans, the blues took root upriver, in the Mississippi River Delta.

Unfortunately, much of the earliest examples of the blues were never recorded, either on wax cylinders, sheet music, or otherwise. Blues music first began being widely recorded and distributed in the 1920s with the rise of the commercial music industry. Charley Patton, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, and Son House were all pioneers in the 1920s and ‘30s. At this time most blues music

In the 1940s electric instruments became more widely available and “Chicago blues” began to develop in the city that leant the genre its name. Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters are popular electric blues musicians.

Around the 1950s, the blues began evolving into rhythm and blues and ultimately rock and roll. More traditional blues recordings then became popular in England and influenced a generation of musicians like Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and others.