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Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians$
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Floyd Levin

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520213609

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001

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The Influence of New Orleans Musicians on Classic Jazz

The Influence of New Orleans Musicians on Classic Jazz

(p.177) The Influence of New Orleans Musicians on Classic Jazz
Classic Jazz

Floyd Levin

University of California Press

This chapter examines the influence of New Orleans musicians on classic jazz. It notes that New Orleans has long been considered as the source of jazz, and the city's deep musical roots remain important until today. This chapter also discusses the lore of New Orleans and the people who keep it alive. It includes an outline of some important venues that played a significant role in the development of jazz, and introduces Oscar “Papa” Celestin, a popular New Orleans trumpet star and bandleader.

Keywords:   New Orleans, influence, classic jazz, musical roots, New Orleans lore, important venues, development of jazz, Papa Celestin

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