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Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930

William Howland Kenney


This book offers a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major centre for jazz in the 1920s, one of the most vital periods in the history of the music. It describes how the migration of blacks from the South to Chicago before and after World War I set the stage for the development of jazz in Chicago, and how nightclubs and cabarets became the social setting for aficionados and musicians, black and white. In an examination of such well known greats as Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, the book sheds new light on the musical and cultural context in which ja ... More

Keywords: jazz, Chicago, nightclubs, cabarets, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, white jazz, South Side, race, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195092608
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092608.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Howland Kenney, author
Kent State University