Developing wider listening: jazz, part 2

Simon Rushby
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

In the first of this three-part Developing Wider Listening resource on jazz we looked at the origins of the genre, from its roots in the work songs and spirituals associated with slavery in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. This resource picks up the story in the 1920s, as advances in transportation and recording technology accelerated the reach and appeal of jazz, and as many jazz musicians from the southern states moved to the more affluent north to ply their wares.

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