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New Orleans and Jazz Port Cities and Culture Syncretism and Jazz Diffusion of Jazz Port Cities and Culture New Orleans – birth place of jazz Cultural crossroads or “melting pot” New Orleans as a Culture Hearth Hub of a functional region (Port City) Cultural Influences European

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new orleans and jazz

New Orleans and Jazz

Port Cities and Culture

Syncretism and Jazz

Diffusion of Jazz

port cities and culture
Port Cities and Culture
  • New Orleans – birth place of jazz
    • Cultural crossroads or “melting pot”
    • New Orleans as a Culture Hearth
    • Hub of a functional region (Port City)
  • Cultural Influences
    • European
      • French, English, Spanish
    • African/Caribbean
  • Cajun vs. Creole (language)
    • Zydeco music
birth of jazz
Birth of Jazz
  • Jazz and its roots and influences
    • Europe – Cultivated Music
      • ( harmony and instrumentation)
    • Delta & Blues-African influenced Folk Music
      • rhythm/syncopation
    • Appalachia & Hillbilly-Anglo Celtic influenced Folk Music
      • (song and melody)
  • The Role of Migration
syncretism and jazz
Syncretism and Jazz
  • Blues and Jazz
    • 12 bar blues and call and response
    • Improvisation
  • Acculturation and Folk Music
    • Modification of culture
    • Importance of the dominant culture
  • Syncretism
    • Creation of a “new” cultural trait
    • Jazz as a syncretic music
    • Religion and syncretism
diffusion and jazz
Diffusion and Jazz
  • Expansion vs. Relocational Diffusion
  • Expansion
    • Contagious
    • Hierarchical
  • Relocational
  • Agents of Diffusion
    • Jazz and the Riverboat
the hierarchical diffusion of jazz
The Hierarchical Diffusion of Jazz
  • Principal Agent of Diffusion of Early Jazz
  • Movement from Chicago to New York
  • Traditional Hierarchical Diffusion
  • Obstacles to Jazz
    • NO Jazz and the Red Light District
    • The Culture of Jazz
    • Midwest attitudes vs. New York City
    • NYC and Tin Pan Alley’s reaction