Jazz in the 1920s

By Micah Johnson


Jazz had become popular music in america during the 1920s, although older generations considered the music immoral and threatening to old cultural values.Dances such as the Charleston and the black bottom were very popular during the period, and jazz bands typically consisted of seven to twelve musicians.

What is jazz?

Born in the south the blues is an African american derived music from the pain of lost love and injustice.Th blues evolved from hymns ,work songs,and field hollers-music used to accompanied spiritual,work and social functions. Blues is the foundation of jazz.

famous jazz musicians of the 19th century.

Jazz clubs and bands

the Cotton club ,Apollo
The Jazz Age of the 1920's