• Louis Armstrong, or Satchmo, as he was nicknamed, was one of those personalities whose talent and fame was, and still is, recognised beyond the field in which he performed.

     

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  • Despite now being very much a dying art form, there was once a time when big band swing music ruled the world. Originating in 1930′s America, Swing had its heyday in the late 1930′s and early 1940′s – a period where it was ruled by Benny Goodman – a man dubbed the “king of Swing”.


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  • Music is a universal language that brings pleasure to many thousands of people and it would be impossible to sum up the entire history of jazz in such a short space, however, it is possible to give you an insight into how it began and how it has influenced musicians for many generations.


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    Each year across the globe, music fans flock to these major festivals to hear the best of what the jazz music world has to offer. Here we bring you some of the biggest and the best festivals in the world, from Canada’s Montreal to the yearly London jazz festival, which if you’re visiting the city […]

  • Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential figures in music

    Jazz Legends: Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong, or Satchmo, as he was nicknamed, was one of those personalities whose talent and fame was, and still is, recognised beyond the field in which he performed.

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    Swingers are Winners

    Despite now being very much a dying art form, there was once a time when big band swing music ruled the world. Originating in 1930′s America, Swing had its heyday in the late 1930′s and early 1940′s – a period where it was ruled by Benny Goodman – a man dubbed the “king of Swing”.

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    John Coltrane

    Jazz music, developed in United States in early 1900s, is essentially a marriage of the musical culture of Europe and African melodious practices. As a form that expresses individuality, it acknowledges myriad musical possibilities. Any discussion on jazz would be incomplete without a mention of John Coltrane.

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    Miles Davis

    Miles Davis, an American born jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader is considered by many musical authorities to be one of the most prominent musicians of the twentieth century. By influencing many trumpet players of his era and beyond, he gained a reputation comparable to that of jazz legends as Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. […]

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