Apr 26, 2013
If your favorite song today has any kind of rhythm or beat, it owes all that razzmatazz to the innovations of the Jazz Age. The Jazz Age, typically refers to a period of time between 1919 and 1929. In reality, though, it never ended. Modern music owes its very existence to the innovations of jazz musicians like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey, and jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Callaway, Ray Charles, and Bessie Smith. Rock, hip-hop, rap, funk, disco, house, trance, even country music, employ elements of blues, ragtime, swing, or New Orleans jazz. This week, DJDeedle returns the favor by bringing all these modern musical genres back to jazz.