Jazz and the Jazz Age

Searching for Meaning in a Word

by Daniel Hardie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/8/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781532098499
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781532098505

About the Book

Jazz Music flourished between 1920 and 1930 - the Roaring Twenties, becoming the most acceptable form of popular music, so much so that the decade was named the Jazz Age. But what does the word jazz mean and where did it come from? In his latest work Jazz and the Jazz Age jazz historian Daniel Hardie traces the beginnings of jazz from roots in New Orleans to its appearance in Chicago in 1915 to its domination of popular music in the 1920’s and the wild extravagance of prohibition era Chicago and beyond.

About the Author

Daniel Hardie is a jazz historian and former clarinetist. He is also a maritime artist and historian and has published a number of maritime historical works in Australian cities and in Sydney where he lives. In 2011 he presented the 19th annual Graeme Bell memorial jazz lecture. Daniel Hardie is the author of five previous works on early jazz history: The Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and the Early History of Jazz. 2000 Exploring Early Jazz: The Origins and Evolution of the New Orleans Style. 2002 The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History. 2004 The Birth of Jazz: Reviving the Music of the Bolden Era. 2006 Jazz Historiography: The Story of Jazz History Writing. 2013