A. Coleman Hawkins was an influential tenor saxophone player and one of the first prominent jazz musicians to be known for the instrument. B. Coleman created some of the music that I learn today. C. He was one of the earlier Jazz musicians so he paved a path for others.
A. James was the Martin Luther King of music. B. All of these people that I am writing about wouldn't be where they were without James. C. In a way he kind of started the black rights movement when no one was even looking.
A. Bennie Moten helped to establish what is called the Kansas City Jazz style. B. The fact that he help create a new style of music carved a path for other musicians and probable some that I listen to today. C. Bennie has changed music forever in America and around the world.
A. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called "American Music" until shortly before his death in 1974. B. Duke effects me in small way but in a way. He is portrayed in one of my favorite shows. C. His memory is told through his amazing music.
A. He showed that anyone of any race could be a musician in America. B. His song "What a Wonderful World" is still very much part of my life. C. Louis has changed music forever and many people will look back on him as one of the greats.
A. This band was one of the most popular bands of the time and also one of the best. They also helped revolutionize music. B. Without Oliver's Band the music we listen to today wouldn't be the same. C. They came out with albums that are still relevant in some places today.
A. This band help trances form African American music and Jazz as a culture. B. If this band wasn't allowed to have a record label then the music we listen to today would be different. C. These people set a path for African Americans to a better life.
A. Nick helped popularize Jazz around the world. They also released the worlds first ever Jazz record. B. If his band didn't produce a record then the music we listen to today would be different. C. This man helped revolutionize music then and now.
A. "I invented jazz" is how Jelly Roll Morton often introduced himself. And the fact is he was probably right. B. Without this man the music that we listen to today wouldn't be the same. C. Music builds on itself, if there was no jazz then there would be no techno and no 80's beats. Every song that everyone loves would different.
A. He influenced countless performers, including Michael and Janet Jackson, and many of today's contemporary artists.B. In my opinion Cab revolutionized music forever and the way African Americans were seen in music. C. He influenced countless performers, including Michael and Janet Jackson, and many of today's contemporary artists.