Kammeron Brown HUM2525 Class: M W 5:30 Pro. Robert Fleischmann The artist I choose is Kenny G Kenneth Bruce Gorelick was born June 5, 1956, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is a Grammy winning American, adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist. first came into contact with a saxophone when he heard someone performing with one on The Ed Sullivan Show.He started playing the saxophone in 1966 when he was 10 years old I would say he is a child prodigy. He learned how to play under the direction of local trumpeter Gerald Pfizer and by practicing along with records, trying to emulate the sounds that he was hearing. His first saxophone was a Buffet Crampon alto The type of genre is a Jazz, Easy Listening music the musical forces in this song is he primarily plays the Soprano saxophone but his Secondary are the Alto saxophone,Tenor, saxophone, Flute.
His style then became simpler, replacing the experimentation of his earlier years with a more mature approach that used every note to its greatest advantage. He rerecorded some of his earlier songs with great results. In 1924, Armstrong enjoyed a brief stint with bandleader and arranger Fletcher Henderson in New York City. By the time jazz pianist Lil Hardin, who would become the second of his three wives, persuaded Armstrong to work independently around 1925, he had switched from the cornet to the trumpet. During the next few years he made recordings fronting his own musicians; depending on the number assembled, they were known as the Hot Five or the Hot Seven.
DJ Williams Projekt Two days ago on Sunday, December 9th I went with my roommate, to see the DJ Williams Projekt, one of the most popular bands of Richmond in recent times. The group consisted of DJ Williams on guitar, also added vocals from time to time, Dusty Simmons on the drums, Brian Mahne on the keyboard, Gordon Jones on the saxophone, Todd Herrington on the bass, and Mark Ingraham on the trumpet. Café Diem, which holds an open mic night every Sunday, is where this sextet performed for us. It is a small restaurant located on N. Sheppard Street in Richmond. Besides for open mic night on Sundays, they have live music every night of the week.
Louis Armstrong and The Hot Five Study- By Hannah Brown Louis Armstrong and The Hot Five Study- By Hannah Brown The Hot Five was Louis Armstrong's first jazz recording band led under his own name. It was a typical New Orleans jazz band in instrumentation, consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone backed by a rhythm section. The original New Orleans jazz style leaned heavily on collective improvisation, where the three horns together played the lead: the trumpet played the main melody, and the clarinet and trombone played improvised accompaniments to the melody. This tradition was continued in the Hot Five, but because of Armstrong's creative gifts as a trumpet player, solo passages where the trumpet played
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).
Scott Joplin had played in New York, and other great musicians followed in his footsteps. After The Original Dixieland Jazz Band played on Broadway, jazz musicians imitated the New Orleans sound. While not attaining the undisciplined and wildly erratic beat of New Orleans jazz, the popularity of jazz in New York increased drastically. The 1920s proved to be a Golden Age of jazz in New York. Jazz was diverse and appealed to people from every echelon of society.
One year later his family moved to East St Louis. When Miles was 12 or 13 he started playing trumpet. He soon started to take it very seriously and distinguished himself from other players his age. Around 1938 he went to Camp Vanderventer and immediately got a job as a trumpet player. Miles recalls: “ I remember how proud I was for him (the camp manager) to ask me, picking me out from everyone.” Miles says that Elwood Buchanan was his first great teacher, whom he
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.
Practice Final Exam for RDG 028 Name: Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) If the most influential musician in the entire span of jazz had to be chosen, the choice might be Louis Armstrong. “His heritage permeates all of jazz to this day . . . all that we may hear today has been touched by his genius.” The myth has always been that Daniel Louis Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900.