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Music of the Roaring Twenties. Clip. The Jazz Age. Louis Armstrong- one of the people who helped change the music of the twenties Bessie Smith-known as the “Blues Empress” Duke Ellington- he was known as America’s great composers

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The Jazz Age

  • Louis Armstrong- one of the people who helped change the music of the twenties

  • Bessie Smith-known as the “Blues Empress”

  • Duke Ellington- he was known as America’s great composers

  • George Gershwin- produced some of America’s most famous music in the twenties



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Duke Ellington George Gershwin

Bessie Smith


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Blues and Jazz

  • These all came from the African American community

  • Recognized as a form of African art

  • The blues can be traced back as far as the 1860’s

  • The blues were born the North Mississippi Delta following the Civil War

  • The blues are influenced by African roots,field hollers,ballads and church music

  • Jazz is the art of expression