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FYS From New Orleans to New York: Jazz in the Early 1900s

Getting Started -- Jazz Research

                                                                            Short-haired black man in his fifties blowing into a trumpet. He is wearing a light-colored sport coat, a white shirt and a bow tie. He is faced left with his eyes looking upwards. His right hand is fingering the trumpet, with the index finger down and three fingers pointing upwards. The man's left hand is mostly covered with a handkerchief and it has a shining ring on the little finger. He is wearing a wristwatch on the left wrist.

This first-year seminar traces the history and evolution of jazz, focusing on the major styles and the musicians who pioneered its development during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Remember that these are only some of the sources that may be useful to you.  Please contact me for help with any of your research e-mail Josh Cohen at cohenjp@etown.edu or e-mail AskUs.

Image credit: Louis Armstrong, 1952, Wikipedia

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