My jazzy page

Dack AA1- Taylor campbell

History of Jazz

The style was originally from African American vernacular dance. Then in the early 1900s the European and the Africans blended their dance traditions to create jazz. Then, was brought to America by the African slaves. The first official American jazz dancer was Joe frisco. In the 1940s, the revolution of jazz dance began.


Katherine Dunham-leader of modern dance

Jack cole-father of modern jazz

Eugene Facciuto- creator of luigi style


Created in the early 1900s, originated in Africa and brought to Europe and America through slave trading. All three cultures combined made today's modern jazz dance. In the 1920s jazz dancing really hit a boom in America.