In the Southern part of the U.S. jazz made its appearance at the beginning of the twentieth century. This musical genre combines many different elements including American music, European music, and African music. Jazz has been built upon improvisations, syncopations, swung notes, polyrhythms, and blue notes. With such a versatile background, it is easy to see how jazz has created many remarkable singers over the years. Many talented jazz singers have affirmed themselves by singing and playing the rhythm of jazz. It is easy to understand how jazz can transport you to another time and place with a robust sound that envelops your senses.
The Musical Great Louis Armstrong
One of the most influential jazz singers of all time is Louis Armstrong. His role in the creation of modern jazz includes breath-taking trumpet solos that soon became his signature. He paved the way for other musical greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis. He was also a talented vocalist awarded with many honors and prizes.
The “Bird” Charlie Parker
As an alto-saxophone player Charlie Parker began as a be-pop musician and composer. He was also known as a talented song writer that used complex chord progressions and revolutionary harmonic forms while composing his music. He was a positive image in the world of jazz, and has been contributed with showing the positive image of jazz musicians so they were considered to be artists more than just entertainers.
The King of Swing Benny Goodman
At the beginning of the 20th century Benny Goodman was the leader of Goodman’s Big Band, a popular jazz band. His band holds its place in history as one of the most significant live shows in the history of American music at Carnegie Hall. His influence in popular and jazz music at the time earned him the name “King of Swing”.