Tag: new orleans
“I might be one of the only people that disagrees that jazz was created in New Orleans,” says Evan Christopher recently, as he prepares to share his Grammy-winning New Orleans jazz style at the JAZZ ROOM this month.
Most people start jazz’s timeline in 1917 with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s recording of “Livery Stable Blues,” considered to be the first jazz recording. From that point on, jazz is present in every major moment of American history
Jazz has been entwined with Latin music since its very beginning—in fact, jazz scholar Christopher Washburne argues that the birth of jazz happened synchronously with the birth of Latin jazz.