Roaring 20s Jazz Music

Music of the 20th Century!

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a famous musician in the 1920s. He was a singer and a jazz trumpeter. His styles of music were trumpet jazz, jazz instrument, and swing. Throughout his life, he gained the nicknames "Satchmo" and "Pops". He is widely known for his song "What a Wonderful World" and for popularizing jazz throughout the country.

Short Biography on Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - Mini Biography

All About Jazz

Jazz music was originated in 1895 in New Orleans, Louisiana with help from Africa and Europe. After it was recognized as a type of music in the early 1920s, it spread mainly to Chicago, then the entire nation, and eventually the world. When other races were introduced to the new sound, racism started to arise. Only the African-Americans were able to play for other African-Americans, as for other races.

Louis Armstrong Record Album Covers

Fun Facts about Jazz

-It brought lots of new dances such as the Charleston, Black Bottom, Tango, Shimmies, and the Trot
-International Jazz Day is every year on April 30th
-Jazz recordings were often called "race records"
-These records were sold and played only in "colored" neighborhoods of large cities e.g., New York and Chicago
-Talented and influential musicians who lived in Chicago were known as "The Chicagoans"

"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." -Louis Armstrong