Jazz History

Events

Dixieland Jazz

Approx. January 1, 1900 - Approx. January 1, 1920

Sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz. A style of jazz based on music that was created in New Orleans.

Piano Jazz

Approx. January 1, 1910 - Approx. January 1, 1930

Chicago Style Jazz

Approx. 1/1/1920 - Approx. 1/1/1930

Swing Era

Approx. 1/1/1930 - Approx. 1/1/1943

World War 2

12/08/1941 - 05/07/1945

Bebop

Approx. 1/1/1943 - Approx. 1/1/1955

Cool Jazz

Approx. 1/1/1949 - Approx. 1/1/1960

Civil Rights Movement

1954 - 1968

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Free Jazz

Approx. 1/1/1959 - Present

Jazz Fusion

Approx. 1/1/1970 - Approx. Present