Jazz & Brazilian

TDS @ DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE DAY 9

Jazz is America’s true original art form. It’s earliest roots and history can be traced back to New Orleans. Take a trip as we explore Jazz and it’s many faces. PICTURED -

Jazz is America’s true original art form. It’s earliest roots and history can be traced back to New Orleans.
Take a trip as we explore Jazz and it’s many faces.
PICTURED –

Let’s get right down to the Nitty Gritty.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in other words, from 1897 – 1917 in a place called the “District” deep in New Orleans, the demand for “recreational activities” for sailers on ship leave and tourist in general, was met by some politicians and other business men and women to monitor the activities of the “night lifers”. In order to keep them around and spending money, there had to be lot’s of entertainment. As a result of this, the local musicians,who were already developing the Jazz sound, where hired to play their “happy” music to keep the spirits flowing (if you know what I mean). This area was also know as “Storyville” which got it’s name from city alderman Sidney Story who wrote the legislation to set up this “District”. Jazz music was already being played around the city but it was here that people coming into New Orleans first heard the music. Jazz uses many European and African melody with rhythms of West Africa