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Early Jazz (Dixieland)

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Time period: Cir. 1900-1928

Location: New Orleans

Instrumentation: Trumpet Clarinet Trombone Tuba Banjo Drums Piano

Roles of the instruments: Each instrument has an assigned role (carry-over from the brass band tradition)
  1. Trumpet - Melody
  2. Clarinet - Embellishes the melody
  3. Trombone - Chord roots with smears, slides, or slurs. Sometimes has the melody or afterbeats
  4. Tuba - Bass line
  5. Banjo - Provides harmony and rhythm
  6. Piano - Provides harmony and rhythm
  7. Drums - Time keeper and sets up the breaks. Military style drumming (drumset comes later)  MORE


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Boogie Woogie

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Boogie Woogie was the first and to date the only exclusively piano music to issue from the blues. Boogie Woogie, a term used to describe the blues piano playing that thrived roughly between the years 1920 and 1945, was a highly popular music in tenements. The very name Boogie was another name for the "house rent party." Both terms describe a phenomenon that took place in the crowded tenements of Chicago, Detroit, New York, and virtually every city with a large black population. Because poverty was a way of life, black people learned quickly to depend on each other to band together and to work toward common goals. One such goal was that of simply being able to pay the rent. With unemployment at a normally high level (at least for blacks), men long accustomed to surviving under the most adverse conditions ingeniously devised a technique that served the combined purposes of raising the rent and providing a means of social intercourse.   More


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A Pictorial Recap of the 7th Annual Motor City Blues & Boogie Woogie Festival

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Please click on the "view slideshow" icon below to see a pictorial review of the 7th Annual Motor City Blues & Boogie Woogie Festival.

For those of you who did not attend the festival, the slide show will give you an opportunity to see what you missed and will give you a preview of what we hope you won't miss in the coming year.  For those of you who did attend, these photos will surely bring back the experience. 

After you watch the slide show we encourage you to register on our website so that you may add your thoughts and opinions to the dissussion board, enabling us to gauge your likes and dislikes or anything else you might wish to express about the festival. 

Enjoy the show...

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  • Post your comments here. If you didn't attend the festival, did the photos of t...more
    - [ronda]
  • The Blues Festival at the Royal Oak Theatre was great fun. The show was fantasti...more
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