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These hot jazz bands, with the help of Louis Armstrong, would evolve into swing jazz music of the 30s. Swing Jazz.
Changes that marked the introduction of swing jazz included the use of a more free flowing rhythm using four beats to a bar instead of the two beats that was common in New Orleans Dixieland jazz.
The tuba of the older styles was replaced by a string bass. Another change was the common use of riffs, or short melodic ideas that were used repeatedly in call-and-response patterns between instrumental sections of a band. The sections were often composed of a brass section such as trumpets and trombones; and a reed section with instruments such as the saxophone and the clarinet.
The call-and-response style was much in imitation to call-and-response style found in the African-American Southern Baptist churches. View our resources for safely hosting events.
This band is one of Hollywood's favorites. They easily transition from rockin' swing to the finesse of a traditional 40's Big Band or venture deep into Sinatra-land with lush ballads and famous swingin' arrangements. This band is also well-versed in contemporary dance music, i. Their reputation for energetic and visually-appealing entertainment stands as a testament to these fine artists.
Singer and bandleader, Ron Alan, can croon a Sinatra classic as well as belt out a blues or contemporary dance favorite. Test Bank. Answer Key. The Swing Era alto saxophone. Sections of this page. Accessibility help. Email or phone Password Forgotten account? Log In. Forgotten account? Not Now. We're getting ready for our upcoming gigs. The music can't be stopped!!
Ralph Hepola. Bob Bernotas Willard Jenkins. JazzCorner News:. Email Address:.The Jazz Age -- the s -was marked by Dixieland and hot jazz bands, the flapper, the Charleston, the creation of Lindy Hop, and the very beginnings of swing jazz music, among other things. Between and , the more common early types of American music included concert bands and Dixieland -- an early style of jazz.