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Title The origin and growth of Jazz music The Jazz music of the twenties comparable to the rock of the sixties and the disco of the seventies was the sound of a new revolution It was something that America had never heard before The time came to be known the Jazz Age F Scott Fitzgerald named the era Louis Armstrong dominated it and the 1929 crash of the stock market ended it This new music created a style filled with strong rhythms and syncopation a sound that was a memory of the slaves that could not have been taken away from them when they stepped onto American soil The Jazz music even the word Jazz and its first beginnings in America still remain unclear However its growth and innovators are clearer Cities such as New Orleans and Chicago were some of the major cities in which Jazz music filled the air And without artists like Louis Armstrong and Bix Biderbecke the music would not have been performed Much more then just the music characterized the roaring twenties However the music as one author puts it survived the neglect of the age to which it gave the name and became Americas one triumphant contribution to the worlds music56 Jazzs origins the music and even the word has puzzled and raised many questions among historians What does the word Jazz mean When did it first become a term for the music When it was first used the word Jazz was spelt Jass One author attributes this to the Creole patios of New Orleans Jas meant to speed upAbels 199 This author also makes another connection The word could have possibly originated from the French word jacer meaning to prattleAbels 199 Or it is possible that the word simply may have had African rootsAbels 199 The word Jazz however has been attributed to more derogatory meanings according to other historians The music that it
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