The Influence of New Orleans Musicians on Classic Jazz

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780520213609
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928985 | DOI:
The Influence of New Orleans Musicians on Classic Jazz

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This chapter examines the influence of New Orleans musicians on classic jazz. It notes that New Orleans has long been considered as the source of jazz, and the city's deep musical roots remain important until today. This chapter also discusses the lore of New Orleans and the people who keep it alive. It includes an outline of some important venues that played a significant role in the development of jazz, and introduces Oscar “Papa” Celestin, a popular New Orleans trumpet star and bandleader.

Keywords: New Orleans; influence; classic jazz; musical roots; New Orleans lore; important venues; development of jazz; Papa Celestin

Chapter.  14641 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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