Note American Jazz Culture in the 1920S Note

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

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Jazz Moves Up River:
Follow the movement of jazz from its birthplace in New Orleans to Chicago, New York, and Kansas City. Learn about the ways in which jazz evolved in each city, and the influence of various local musicians upon each jazz center.

The Musicians: Louis
Armstrong This site gives detailed information about the jazz greats from the Roaring Twenties. Artists such as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, and Duke Ellington define the future of jazz in the United States and abroad.

Race Records: Learn about the origins of Race Records and the increase in the number of these recordings made in the 1920s. African American jazz culture has an amazing influence upon popular culture in the 1920s due to the availability of these recordings to white, upper middle class listeners.

A New Jazz Culture: Jazz music influenced all aspects of society. Jazz poetry, fashion, and industry were effected by the "basement" music that took the United States by storm. Jazz music also exacerbated the racial tensions in the post war period. Age of Jazz Jazz Age Pages: This page provides links to some of the greatest web pages on various aspects of the American jazz culture of the 1920s. Connect to the elaborate archives of the Red Hot Jazz page, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and many more.