Musical Development in Southern California: Jazz Composers, Arrangers and Performers

Musical Development in Southern California: Jazz Composers, Arrangers and Performers

(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
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Abstract / Summary
The Hollywood film and recording studios served as a magnet, attracting many talented jazz and commercial musicians to Los Angeles. Yet, little is known of the role that Los Angeles played in the development of jazz, especially the early extension of New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City jazz. For example, Paul Whiteman's first major success came with his appearance at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles in 1919, and in the early 1920s, nearly every major New Orleans figure who went to Chicago also appeared in Los Angeles. By the 1930s, Louis Armstrong was in Los Angeles (1931-32) making records, and Benny Goodman and his band appeared here in 1935 in an event that several jazz historians mark as the beginning of the popularity of the swing era. Lionel Hampton had been in Los Angeles since 1925, the year that radio station KFI did the first Los Angeles to New York radio broadcast.
Field of Interest
Letters and Diaries
Content Type
Oral history
Format
Related Web resources
URL
https://csulb-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.3/206609
Publisher
California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Place Published / Released
California
Subject
Letters and Diaries, History, Intellectual life, Music, United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos, California, North America, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
United States of America, USA, US of A, America, Estados Unidos

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