Nat King Cole was born in the southern city of Montgomery, Alabama, in Nineteen- Nineteen. His parents named him Nathaniel Adams Coles. His father was a Christian minister. When Nathaniel was four years old, his parents moved the family north to Chicago, Illinois. Nat learned to play the piano when he was very young.
While Billy and the girls are ballet dancing which shows art. Which also shows that Billy is transitioning to valuing family to ballet dancing. 'ideas for a dance' Blue lighting, soft music and silence. In this scene the audience gets the back story of his mom but also the audience sees how important family is to Billy. The close ups of Billy's face show the emotion.
Armstrong, known for playing the trumpet, moved to New York City in 1924 to play with Fletcher Henderson. In 1925 as band leader of Hot Five, he made his first recordings in Chicago. He toured in England in 1932 for three months Armstrong stayed busy setting up band rehearsals and playing for his fans up until just days before his death on July 6, 1971 (Louis Armstrong).
His true passion won out, however, and Menken decided to pursue a musical career. Menken's first major professional work was with Ashman for the Off-Broadway 1979 WPA Theatre production of the play God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, an adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut novel. In 1983, Menken received the BMI Career Achievement Award for his body of work for musical theater, including Little Shop of Horrors, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Real Life Funnies, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Patch, Patch, Patch, and contributions to numerous revues including, Personals and Diamonds. Menken is best known, however, for his work over the past two decades with Walt Disney Pictures scoring numerous
Co-authors Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey were able to use their past and present life experiences to create the hit musical Grease, which some critics found entertaining, and some found mediocre. One of the authors of the play Grease was Jim Jacobs. He was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago (“Playbill” 1). He went to Taft High school and played the guitar during the era of rock ‘n’ roll (“Playbill” 1). The band he played in was called DDT and the Dynamiters (Corbett
He played in the Mississippi riverboat dance bands during the early 1920s. • In 1922, Louis played in the Creole Jazz Band in Chicago. He played second cornet, under King Oliver. This band had many great musicians like Johnny Dodds, Baby Dodds, and Lil Hardin. In 1924, Armstrong married the pianist Lil Hardin.
Because they hired Williams to write film scripts in Hollywood. Williams moved a few cities for different jobs, also working at hotel MGM. Something came as a really great opportunity in his career from The Glass Menagerie. First play in Chicago, the play moved to Broadway in 1945 and won the New York critics circle award. While his success of his goal, he had a hard time writing.
 By age 16, Davis was a member of the music society and playing professionally when not at school. At 17, he spent a year playing in Eddie Randle's band, the Blue Devils. During this time, Sonny Stitt tried to persuade him to join the Tiny Bradshaw band, then passing through town, but Davis' mother insisted that he finish his final year of high
In which the two things that were a big part of jazz dance were isolation and syncopation, Jack was interested, and because of this it plays a big part in jazz dance today. (Jazz Dance, 2011) Throughout the years individuality and improvisation were a required part of jazz dance. When dancers create jazz moves they have no limitations on the dancers or the moves that they performed. Dances move from peppy and bright to what is called being soulful and comes with a flow of rhythms. Teachers teach their students ballet first in order to develop strength and agility to perform leaps, turns, and kicks that are used in jazz.
Armstrong met his second wife Lil Hardin who urged him to break away from the band because she recognized Louis’s talent. After two years passed, Louis Armstrong quit the Creole jazz band and joined another Chicago band where he played first trumpet but only stayed with the band for a few months. Louis Armstrong moved to New York City, New York in 1924 at the invitation of bandleader Fletcher Henderson. Fourteen months after joining the band Armstrong moved back to Chicago because of Lil’s urging. Lil’ promoted Armstrong in clubs and had him billed as “The World’s Greatest Trumpet Player.” Lil and Armstrong formed a studio band called Louis Armstrong and his hot five.