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).
Sy Oliver Sy Oliver,Melvin James Oliver, was born on December 17,1910 in Battle Creek Michigan. Sy’s mother taught piano and his father knew how to play every instrument and they taught a music class in Ohio. Sy’s father used to help the leading company of saxophones sell in the early 1900s in America. His father also was known locally for his choir, he would write their music and there Sy first saw that writing music was possible. Sy grew up all around music, he was only bound to be in the music industry.
 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
Miles Davis He was a jazz musician, trumpet player, band leader, and composer. He started play his trumpet at the age 13 when his father gave him the trumpet and put him to a music lesson with others musicians. He was became a professional trumpet player at the age 16 and became a member of Eddie Rabdle’s band, the Blue Devil. In 1944, bebop had created and became the hottest jazz scene in New York. It was created by Charlie Parker.
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.
He attended the Fisk School for Boys, where he had exposure to music. Louis Armstrong tried to help his mother to stop prostituting by being a paper boy, and by finding discarded food and selling it to restaurants. At the age of 11, Armstrong dropped out of Fisk School for Boys to join a quartet of boys who sang on streets to earn money. Armstrong developed his cornet
Jazz Jazz is an American music style which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the south from a mix of African and European music traditions. The word jazz began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain origin and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915. “The word may have originally been spelled “jass, or jast”. Jazz has branched out into a variety of styles, from the early 1910s to the ‘60s, jazz rock fusion from the ‘70s and later developments such as acid jazz, and it continues, (like all forms of music), to be in a constant state of evolution; New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, etc…” Dixieland is an umbrella to indicate musical styles of the
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. One of the most popular recordings by the group is “Heebie Jeebies” which made scat singing even more popular. In 1929, Louis Armstrong left Chicago to return to New York again where he found a new venue for his talent. He was cast in a music venue that featured his accompanying trumpet solo. Finding a job and work to do became hard for Louis Armstrong and others during the great depression.
Intro to Jazz In the Early Jazz period during 1900 and 1922, bands took place in New Orleans. Included in these bands were Joe “King” Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton who all played a style of music that would later become known as Dixieland. It was not until the early 1920’ that many black New Orleans musicians were first recorded. Among the first was the Original Dixieland Jazz Band with a collective of white New Orleans musicians who organized their band during 1916 and played in New York during 1917. The earliest forms of Jazz featured collective improvisation.