This paper will ultimately investigate how jazz originated and developed in South Africa. Specifically, what conditions created an environment suitable for jazz to flourish in South Africa, what aspects of American music influenced South Africa, what indigenous musical traditions allowed the music to take on a national South African identity and sources of musical training was available to South African musicians. Setting the Stage: Early American Influences The time period between 1920 and 1940 is ultimately the era of the birth of defined jazz in South Africa, however in order to understand how
 A few black rhythm and blues musicians, notably Louis Jordan, the Mills Brothers, and The Ink Spots, achieved crossover success; in some cases (such as Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie") this success was achieved with songs written by white songwriters.  The Western swing genre in the 1930s, generally played by white musicians, also drew heavily on the blues and in turn directly influenced rockabilly and rock and roll, as can be heard, for example, on Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (1957).  Going back even further, rock and roll can trace one lineage to the old Five Points, Manhattan district of mid-19th century New York City, the scene of the first fusion of heavily
Jazz is a musical genre that has for a very long time captivated its audience. Jazz music can make someone dance, indulge the moods of its listener, or just make you think. Jazz music can sound simple and straight forward, but there are many structures, and freedoms which make up jazz music. Jazz has structures, by which its musicians are given a "guide" to follow. Jazz also has freedoms, which allow the jazz musicians to expand, and alter the music.
The invention of specific instruments, especially ones used in Jazz, Swing, and other band types help create a new sound and an ultimately new type of music. The development and evolution of the early twentieth century music genre, Jazz, holds a much more prestigious importance than just a genre of music. This African American style of music created during a time of severe hatred and oppression influenced an entire nation and its idea of popular music forever. The installment of Jazz in whites’ only entertainment lounges helped the progression and ultimately adaptation what was once an only African American style of music into a National style adopted by all races. Popular artists from New Orleans who helped create Jazz such as Louis Armstrong, Joe oliver, and Fletcher Henderson were some of the major influences of Jazz on music and its transformation into swing music during the 1920s and 1930s.
Compare the Differences and Similarities of Jazz and Classical Music In this essay I will be analysing some of the differences in background between two popular styles of music, Jazz and Classical music. Firstly let us take a look at the history of Jazz music at a glance. Jazz Originating in southern USA early 1900, and is a combination of African and European music traditions. It puts together the use of blue notes, improvisation techniques, and syncopation and swing notes.  Furthermore, Black slaves from early America used to sing and play music as a form of spiritual or ritualistic hymns, which set its roots around the time of segregation in USA.
Jazz is music like no other. It’s considered the “musical language of communication” and it’s also the first American Native style of music to affect many cultures around the world. Jazz is a type of African-American music that originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the South of the United States. This type of music is a combination of European harmony and different types of African musical elements such as blue notes, improvising, polyrhythms, and syncopation. As it started spreading around the world, Jazz made an amazing impression on national, regional and local cultures forming many distinctive styles of jazz.
Jacob Chavez 09/08/2013 Diversity In Jazz Jazz is a music genre that is as diverse as the musicians and intruments that construct it. Slow tempoed jazz can create a feeling of saddness or lonesome, while an upbeat jazz song can make you feel an incredible amount of joy. Jazz is only the name of a network of smaller sub-genres. The sub-genres include but are not limited to Dixieland, Bebop, Blues, Swing, and Ragtime. Jazz can be found in day to day life if you know what your looking for, such nas when an operator puts you on hold or in the elevator.
(Encyclopedia Britannica, online edition) Albert DeGenova, in his essay “Bop Prosody, Jazz, and the Practice of Spontaneous Poetics”, explained that just as jazz music allows the musician to “solo” a freely improvised spontaneous composition, the freedom allowed the jazz poet is based on spontaneous emotional expression. He further explains that The Jazz Poetry Anthology represents jazz poetry as poetry inspired by specific jazz musicians or jazz songs; poetry written to jazz music, poetry that tries to imitate through words the instrumental sounds of jazz music; or poetry that meditates on the essence of jazz music as an art form (page 1).
Is the literature separated from the reality? Most literatures reflect the reality of the times when they were written in. Even though “Thank You, Ma’m” (1959) by Langston Hughes is a short story, it also reflects the reality of the times. I think the writer offered some comments for two purposes on the society through the relationship between Mrs. Jones and Roger at that time: to enlighten poor black men. to criticize the radicalism.
Importance of Music By having a better understanding of the blues, it gives me a better understanding of the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Blues and Jazz originated in the southern plantations of the 19th century so its roots are deeply connected with the African American history. This correlates with the narrator’s struggle to find his individuality in an America society because when people thought of blues and jazz at the time, they thought of black. In the text, a drunken white man urged the narrator to sing something, when Brother Jack angrily said the narrator didn’t sing, the drunken man replied back “Nonsense, all colored people sing” (312). It clues us in on the stereotype of blacks at the time and makes us better understand the struggle for his own identity and purpose our narrator is so desperately trying to find.