Learning About Jazz at Our Apartments in Mount Dora, FL
One of the most well-known forms of music in the world is jazz. Originating along the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1800s, jazz is one of the few art forms that is uniquely American, although its roots are decidedly global; a combination of European classical music, Sub-Saharan African rhythms, and Creole traditions from the Louisiana bayous. Nearly every modern American music style today is either descended from or influenced by jazz, including blues, rock, hip-hop, and even country music. Learning about this American art form is not only great fun, but also easy to do right from the comfort of your Veranda apartment home.
Here are a few interesting facts about jazz to help get you started:
• Jazz has evolved into a number of different styles, including swing, ragtime, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, bebop, and big band.
• Although most jazz songs follow written sheet music, jazz performance is largely improvisational, and many forms of jazz require a band leader to determine the tempo of the song and help the musicians play together.
• Although jazz is played throughout the United States, New York City, Chicago, and Louisiana are widely recognized to be the largest centers of jazz.
• There have been hundreds of fantastic jazz artists from before 1900 up until the present day, but some of the most notable stars include Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie.
Learning about the history of jazz can be a delightful journey into our country’s history, and you can begin by looking up interesting articles or listening to music samples right in your Veranda apartment. Contact Veranda Apartment Homes today for information about our apartments in Mount Dora, FL. If you stop by our leasing office, we’ll give you a comprehensive tour of our luxury apartment community.