Jazz TimeLine

Events

Brass Bands

1809 - 1900

More prominent in New Orleans
An average of 10-12 musicians
Performers:
Phillp Sparke
Percy Gletche
Gilbert Hunter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvIXzeDLpMw

Blues

1890 - 1952

Originated from African American culture in the deep south.
Most of the time there is one single line that is repeated four times.
The music was often related to the racial discrimination that many felt.
Performers:
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
Bessie Smith

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPlsqo2bk2M

Ragtime

1890 - 1920

Many piano solos
no improvision
originated from the African American roots
Performers:
Scott Joplin
Joseph Lamb
James Scott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQvqK67Iwc

Early Jazz

1920 - 1930

Collective Improvisation
Simple Harmonies
Tunes are normally learned by ear
Performers:
Louis Armstrong
King Oliver
Sidney Becher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVHkOzVggtI

Swing

1925 - 1945

12- 16 Performers
Brought Jazz into the American ballrooms
Performers:
Count Basie
Colman Hawkins
Artie Shaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUFg6HvljDE

Bebop

1940 - 1955

A small Ensemble made up of a saxophone, trumpets, piano, and many more.
More for listening than dancing
Performers:
Charlie Parker
John Coltrane
Dizzy Gillespie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvIXzeDLpMw