Formation of Music

If we trace the birth of this kind of music we have to go back in history to the 1900's. An improvisation with a rhythmic syncopating appeared in Southern States of the US, a bit later musicians called that sort of music as a 'ragtime' due to its ragged rhythm, and were on developing more sophisticated genre with smoother melody which we know as 'blues'. And blues in return changed its minor timbre to a more joyful majored one constituting jazz just few years later. Jazz music probably originated in Louisiana which then became a busy port welcoming people from all walks of life from the World over who are called 'gators'. This gave the musicians ready access to different forms of music. The cauldron of recipes from South American to the American blues and European classical to folk music from far flung areas saw the birth of jazz. Nat King Cole made great contribution into ragtime and blues giving the way to jazz as we know it today. Louis Armstrong was probably among the first to popularize jazz with his fine trumpet solos. It was obviously due to improvisation that jazzs music quickly gained its popularity. Probably we can find 'gators' among our friends.

The advent of the radio gave a fresh boost to jazz with popular jazz bands in big cities like New York and Chicago in the 1940's. The rhythmic jazz bands ushered in the 'swing era' and the jazz music immortalized by the likes of Parker and Gillespie. The popularity of jazz even today is indicative of our diverse cultures and spirit of the individual. Jazz is truly the music of soul.

Jazz is now a part of our music scene. Though its birth was in bars you can now hear jazz in concerts, in street festivals, in movies and in clubs. It has been accepted globally as a fine form of personalized and individualistic music. Nowadays we can observe a great creativity of organizing those jazz festivals which may be led in water, with fountain shows, or bubbles so as giving a name for their fans - 'hydrogators', jazz fans.