On Monday, January 11, 2016, Natasha Agrama and her friends performed a live jazz in Blue Whale Bar which is a jazz club on the center of little Tokyo, Downtown, Los angles. In the performance the beautiful voice is Natasha Agrama who is a young artist in Los Angeles to promote through her artistic freedom, healing, and creativity, through to modern jazz, and her friend Ruslan Sirota had played the piano. The handsome bass is Benjamin Shepherd, and Brijesh Pandya had beat a drum. In addition, Natasga Agrame had invited two special guests in there, the full of interesting saxophonist is Ian Roller and guitarist is David Sampson.
This was my first time to watch a live concert. Jazz is relying on improvisation and rhythmic music forms urgency. My friends who are jossph and joy and me advanced to Blue Whale on 8:45PM. Therefore, I could visit the bar and take some pictures. At the first, I saw the outside of bar and just think it is so small, yet I went into the bar and found Blue Whale have a lot of special places and isn’t a small bar. I had found different age, ethnic of people come to here to listen Jazz. I remember that there are many kinds of jazz music in the form of singing. Jazz is swing, rock, and many more. Swing is a jazz originated in the early part of the 20th century the United States. 1930s belong to sway. I was so lucky because I was able to listen a live jazz, and know many kinds of jazz in Blue Whale.
They began the jazz show in 9:15 PM. The concert opened
The performance I attended was “Cape Fear Society Scholarship Concert,” which was a musical ensemble comprised of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a piano, a drum player, end even a bass. Jonathan Hill, one of the instrumentalist who played the drums, was awarded that night with a scholarship. All of the performers can play their instruments in an unusual way which is referred to as swing. I have never been to a jazz concert before so it was interesting to hear the saxophones play swing, it really gave me a feeling that I was watching the ensemble perform in the 1920’s in a restaurant. Also, a special guest Carol Ingbretsen sang along with the musicians on most of the pieces, I also found this very interesting. For the most part the singers
Jazz music made its debut around the turn of the 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. It uses many similar instruments as blues, but the style is more syncopated like a fast-paced skipping heartbeat upon a swinging rhythm. Jazz uses not only vocal techniques to tell the story, but also incorporates improvisation as well. Jazz singers also introduced a style called scat singing into their music to pull the improvisational feel of the brass and woodwind instruments. Also, contrary to blues’ general tone being about the past and moving forward, jazz’s general tone is about lust, relaxation, reality, having fun, and sometimes even violence.
During the early 1900’s, a new style of music began to take shape in the colorful city of New Orleans. People from all over the world came to exchange stories, conversation, and music. Although it is a very hard genre of music to define, it is said that Jazz is the combination of European and African music that was brought in via the ports. With mostly an African American population, the musicians shared their music in Storyville - a cultural melting pot, and began to spread the “New Orleans Sound”. They contributed to what would soon be known as Jazz in 1917. The spontaneous nature of Jazz’s syncopation and sound makes it a very humanistic style of music and makes every performance original. Every day we improvise, whether it is in conversation or spur of the moment decisions. These truly unique elements caused Jazz to become a symbol of America, and changed music forever.
During the 1920s, New orleans was in the spotlight. This wonderful place wasn’t famous for its crazy food and funny broadcast however, but for its amazing music. Louisiana had delivered soul through their musical talents and showed something new. Infact the people would gather around bars and clubs just to hear it. Jazz music originated in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently developed through various styles and exciting tempos. The life of Jazz during this period was a spectacular moment in history, due to the culture it brought, the impact of Louis Armstrong, and the excitement it gave to Louisiana.
Jazz is a music genre that has complex characteristics and history of development and thus many musicians and scholars face troubles in defining what jazz is. In general, jazz is believed to have born in New Orleans. Jazz developed for the pleasure of the social dancers. According to the “Understanding Jazz: What Is Jazz?” of John F. Kennedy center for the Performing Arts, Jazz was created mainly by Afro-Americans, and had elements of European and Afro-American culture. Also, it emphasizes few elements of Jazz, which are swing-feel, syncopation, and improvisation. These different culture and elements of jazz may be explained by how jazz
The 40th annual Manly Jazz Festival took place over the long weekend as music lovers of all ages travelled towards the beaches to soak up the sun, sand and the celebration of sound. The festival, held on Manly’s beachfront was a combination of Australia’s beach culture with a love of music. The day drew an eclectic audience, as people from all walks of life came together to enjoy the performances. A diverse array from musicians to the elderly to the very young all crowded in the Corso to listen in to the internationally acclaimed Manly Jazz. As the afternoon sun gave glimpses of summer, many festival goers sought out a spot on the sand or in the water to take in the tunes and cool off.
Jazz is a style of music that began and has been revolutionized within the United States. Jazz music first appeared in the city of New Orleans and eventually moved onto Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New York City. Jazz unites different elements of African, African- American, religious, brass brand, and blues style of music. The music of Jazz, and its changes through the years, is now a form of music that is known and respected throughout this nation and the world.
Jazz is first seen in America in the early 20th century, in one of the most diverse and unusual cities of the time, New Orleans. It’s roots however can be traced back all the way to African and European music. It’s rhythm and “blues” quality is seen in African music, as well jazz’s tradition of playing an instrument in your
I watched the film “The True Welcome PBS Episode 4”. The film covered how the great depression of the 1930’s impacted Jazz music. When the stock market crashed in the start of the 1930’s, many Americans lost their jobs and homes, and as a result, couldn’t afford the luxury of spending money in entertainment. Music stores were selling less records. Although, poverty was prevalent during this period, Jazz music became an outlet for Americans. Places like “The Savoy” ballroom in Harlem would fill up because of the new Jazz style that was being played: Swing music.
Jazz music can be likened to a progressive work of art. Throughout its history, Jazz music theory and techniques are continuously advancing and reforming as musicians pursue their interests by seeking new methods of expression. Jazz evolution is perpetual, and can take the form of incorporation of new techniques, adoption of more intricate harmonies and rhythms, or establishment of more elaborate melodies (Gioia). The early 1940s saw an increase in the number of Jazz modernists. As swing music declined in popularity due to various effects of the Second World War, Jazz branched into two very contrasting musical styles. The first of these new and unique styles of Jazz, called Bebop emerged in the 1940s, and was the product of numerous jam sessions in back rooms and after-hours clubs. The movement that unfolded in the later 1940’s and 50’s, called Cool (sometimes referred to as West Coast Jazz) came as a response to Bebop’s later demise. Even though Bebop and Cool stemmed from the big band music of the swing era, their differences are apparent. From its conception, to its musicians, to its audiences, Bebop and Cool came into the Jazz timeline for different reasons. Nevertheless the two musical movements ultimately left a long-lasting and distinctive influence on Jazz music, which is still manifested in Jazz music today.
Have you ever appreciate a really nice sound in your life? This is something funny for me because I love the Jazz music and when I have the opportunity to make my concert review, I thought that the best opinion that I can give you is about the jazz music. I was checking around because I did not have the opportunity to see an event of jazz music here in Reno so I checked in YouTube and I choose one of the most incredible concerts that I have never seen in my life. The international Jazz Day. One of the most important days that many people are joining around the world and they are sharing their experiences and their passion for the music. People do not discriminate that day, people do not see the music as before, people are one and they are sharing together one of the best nights that they will not forget in their life. This day is the International Jazz day and there is no problem because the jazz is spontaneous and share the most beauty thing with you.
Jazz and the culture surrounding its history has evolved into one of the worlds most widely known art forms and eras of American music. It is distinguished by its variety of musical characteristics; as well as its evolution in New Orleans, its early performers, the instruments that make it, where it was performed, and the infusion of African and European musical elements. This paper will examine the origins of this unique musical identity along with its characteristics and the cultural history surrounding it.
The mystery of Jazz and its powerful impact on the music community can be explained largely by the context of it’s creation. Jazz was born in the United States, and because of this, many have referred to Jazz as “America’s music.” Like America, Jazz has a balance between structure and spontaneity. It capitalizes on the fluidity of the musicians, having several different instruments with independent spirits, coming together as one to form a great piece of music. Unlike other styles of music, Jazz has a certain way about it that makes it stand-alone in the world of genres. It improvises, moves, and transforms itself in a moment’s notice based on the musician’s intuition. Just as America harbors democracy, so too does a jazz ensemble, showing both the responsibility to a larger group, yet still allowing room for individual freedom. It all comes down to how well others can respect the overall framework and structure of the jingle.
I used to always go over to my grandparent’s house and watch my grandfather go crazy over this “Jazz” music. He explained to me that it wasn’t Jazz unless it swung like the greats. I listened to a song “Sing Sing Sing” the other day from one of my Jazz collections that my grandpa gave to me and realized that their was so much energy and pizzazz in this music. He explained to me that it was all put together by a guy named Benny, and I understood why.