A little about Jazz music
Are you in a restaurant at this moment? Are you listening any soft music there? Is this music encouraging you to dance with your partner? I am sure that it might be Jazz music. Surprised with my guessing power? It is simple in most of the restaurants you will hear Jazz music. It is true not only for restaurants but also for pubs. So let’s know what is Jazz music?
What is Jazz music?
In the early of twentieth century, some people from Southern United States originated this music. Most of these people were from African American Communities. Within a short time, this new version became popular in all over the America. In Jazz song they used different types of African and American musical elements as well as European harmony. At first there was heavy use of polyrhythm, improvisation, swung note and syncopation in jazz music. Although jazz music was very popular in United States first but within a short time it became popular in all over the world. So now it is enriching it’s different forms, mixing with different national, local and regional musical cultures. But this genre of music is very popular in restaurants and pubs and this case is same in all over the world. Most of the restaurants play jazz music and even some of the restaurants and pubs hire famous and popular jazz singers to attract customers. Till today, we got some famous jazz singers and let’s have a look on some of the famous jazz singers.
- Jazz singers:
Jazz singers are known as jazz vocalists. Till now, world got some famous and talented jazz vocalists. It is really difficult to introduce all of them here but we are trying to introduce some of the jazz vocalists here.
1890 to 1910:
This is the early stage of Jazz music and this is the time when jazz music was in developing stage. Scott Joplin was the most famous and talented Jazz vocalist in this time. Some of the popular singers recorded their released albums in Jazz style again to get more popularity.W.C. Handy is one of those singers. In 1915, for the first time world got first Jazz works in print. This is the starting of a history and a new journey of jazz. “Jelly Roll Blues” was the first jazz works which was published by Morton.
- The jazz age:
1920s to 1930s is known as the Jazz age and for the first time world got some talented jazz vocalists. In this time, media also started to recognize jazz music and this is the time when jazz got the chance to enter into the elite class of US societies. Louis Armstrong was the most famous and talented jazz vocalists at that moment. Jelly Roll Morton was another popular jazz vocalist at that moment. Although they started their career from Pubs and restaurants but within a short time they joined in different popular dance groups and bands by their talent in Jazz. In this time we got some more talented jazz vocalists but these two are the pioneer for all of them.
1940s to 1950s:
In this age United States introduced another popular Jazz vocalist to the world. The name of this Jazz vocalist was Duke Ellington and his music transcended the bounds of bridging jazz, art and swing music in a natural synthesis. As a vocalist Ellington loved to call his music as American music. So this is the time when jazz music got another name and a new shape. This form of jazz music was popular also.
1940s and 1950s:
In these ten years Jazz got some new shape and still they were popular. Some of the jazz vocalists started to change some of the danceable jazz music to musician’s music. It was really challenging and they passed in this challenging exam. So this time jazz music got another new shape. In this age there were few famous and talented jazz vocalists but Earl Hines and Thelonious Monk was the pioneer for all. They simply took the challenge to shift danceable jazz music to musician’s music.
This is the history and these are the pioneers for the origin and development of Jazz music. But day by day some more musical elements, forms and shapes were added in jazz music. As culture or music is always changeable so obviously within next 30 to 50 years we will experience some more changes of jazz music.
Jazz in Restaurants and Pubs:
Believe me; you will get Jazz pubs and restaurants in all of the large cities of all over the world. Although Jazz started from USA but now it is even popular in Asia also. It is proved that restaurants and pubs with Jazz attract more customers than an ordinary one. In some of the large cities, citizens celebrate jazz festival and jazz music week. As Jazz is a danceable music so it is the perfect one to play in pubs and restaurants. It encourages the clients to dance with their partners in pubs. At the same time, it is an attractive music for parties also.
Where to get Jazz music?
So want to collect some of the jazz music? Want to experience the famous jazz vocalists? Don’t worry as if you don’t have the ability to attend the show of any famous jazz vocalists but still you have the chance to experience jazz. You just need to go to the search engines through internet and search. There are lots of websites where you will get the Jazz music from famous jazz vocalists. Moreover most of these sites are not pirated and that is why it is legal to experience jazz music from these sites.
Frankly, it is really difficult to introduce Jazz music within a short article. Moreover the history of Jazz is really attractive and it is enrich with lots of things. So if you really want to know more about Jazz then it is better to have little research by yourself through internet on Jazz.