Megan MacFalane

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Faculty Supervisor

Marsh Jones


Jazz music was born in America in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the early 20th century. Founded from blues music, which was based off of African American slave’s hymns and field hollers sang out as they worked, it led to the creation of new American musical genres, like bebop and rock and roll. Despite critics’ attempts to discourage it, jazz also was one of the first types of music that people could really swing dance to, causing many integrated social gatherings. The history of Jazz music, how Jazz has influenced today’s society and music as it is currently known and how it helped begin to bring different races together for the first time will be the main points in this student paper.


History 105


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