Hamidi Brown Jazz History 2/24/13 Swing Era It never occurred to me that so many great influential musicians emerged during the swing era. Coleman Hawkins was the first musician I read about, His recording of “Body and Soul” emerged him to the forefront of national jazz, as referred to on (p.259). Hawkins worked in Europe with Benny Carter, Django Reinhardt, and others before he returned to the US. Soon after Hawkins was finish recording “Body and Soul” World War II began. Some of Hawkins ideas were seen as transitional, but many Americans loved his double time outburst over the chorus pattern, usually performed by Louis Armstrong 20 years earlier.
Similar to the way that Jazz was viewed as a music that could absorb and evolve with alternative forms of music; the Lindy Hop was designed to also encompass the constant evolution of social desires and cultural needs, while keeping a basic foundation. Many people view the Charleston as the largest foundation to the Lindy Hop, yet others argue that the Breakaway was its core. The Breakaway is the core moment that gives the Lindy Hop the unusual feature it is
For my second concert report I went to the Steel Jazz '09 concert at Reid Park. It was put together by Tucson Magnet High School. It was held on May 6th, at seven pm. The preshow band was Monteray. They were this year's Battle Of The Band winners.
EHS Bands Performances as of August 14th, 2012. Please visit the band calendar to stay current with the bands schedule. Anytime the band travels to a function busses will be provided for the trip. The band always travels together!) August 15th, 2012- Marching Band (Leadership and Drum line only), 9th grade orientation open house performance (6PM-715PM) August 24th, 2012- Marching Band, Raptor Rally (3:30 PM-6:30 PM), we wont be here the whole time September 7th, 2012- Marching Band, Football Game at Legacy Stadium (4:30 PM-10:30 PM, game at 7PM) September 28th, 2012- Marching Band, Football Game at Legacy Stadium (4:30 PM-10:30 PM, Game at 7PM) September 29th, 2012- Marching Band, Legacy Marching Competition at Legacy High
That Saturday night was the night that the marching band, MY marching band, won the biggest marching competition in Missouri. That band was my entire life and was the reason I went to school every day and felt like music helped me learn and retain information. It was actually a mutual feeling through the band. Music brought friendship and a sense of being to the members of the band. In retrospect, I would be nowhere I am today without the music classes I took in high school.
he 1940s was a period of creative activity for the Ellington band as significant as the Cotton Club years. With pieces like Concerto for Cootie, Harlem Air Shaft and Cotton Tail, Ellington was exploring new approaches to the blues: the use of dissonant harmonies, unusual combinations of instruments, and variations on standard pop-song forms. Ellington was now a master of condensing more variety, contrast, improvisation and surprise into short works than had ever been attempted in jazz before. One can conclude that his main goals and focuses at this time was acquiring a new sound within music. By 1943 he began a series of annual concerts at Carnegie Hall, which was an indication of how much jazz was now accepted in prestigious western classical concert venues.
Native sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, HANSON has been making music together for nearly two decades. Thirteen years ago, their out-of-the-blue, soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock‘n’roll was introduced to the world. Unaffected by charts or fads, they’ve spent more than a decade building a community of fans connected to one another and fueled by the energy and craftsmanship of three brothers and their music. Their fifth studio album, Shout It Out, is set to be released on June 8th 2010 on their label 3CG Records. They deliver a powerful group of soulful, melodic tunes that will leave you with a contagious sense of optimism for the future and welcomed reminiscence for American rock ‘n’ roll.
The many new fashions trends, activities and most importantly the legendary Rock N’ Roll music Wilson 4 became a direct reflection of the creations established by the rebellious 1950 teenager. To this day, music and fashion continue to play a large role in our society. These changes have dramatically shaped America into what it is today! Wilson 5 Works Cited Arthor, Alex. "Society in The 1950s."
However it began to enjoy a bit of renaissance in the 1980s when Wynton Marsalis, who originally played hard bop and post bop, began to explore his roots. Marsalis paid tribute to Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and even Buddy Bolden in some of his projects and his example was followed at least on a part-time basis by other New Orleans modernists who enjoyed incorporating parade rhythms and some group improvising in their music. The rise of pianists, trumpeters also helped to keep classic New Orleans jazz alive and
John Cambron Ms. Kerri Huffman English III 15 April, 2011 Music can vary from the beat of a tribal drum to a strum of a guitar by the famous Van Halen. For many the most beautiful and graceful and maybe fun to experience is concert band or symphonic band. Students across the nation receive this experience everyday through their high school band program. Concert orchestra or “concert band” is in usually every high school in the nation; it is usually in second semester after marching season and many students are tired of performing the same song and marching the same thing every week, and they are now ready to learn new music. For school that has more than at least one hundred twenty students, they have to audition for certain concert