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The city of New Orleans is a collection of urban villagesthat played a big part in developing various music styles. Their extensive list of JAZZ, BLUES, and RHYTHM & BLUES musicians, which have made their mark of excellence throughout the past years that have left an indelible presence to the younger musician of today.

Since the early 1900's the sounds of Buddy Bolden, Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds and Jelly Roll Morton continues to live. During the late 1940's, '50s and '60s brought forth a strong influence of rhythm & blues that becomes a culmination tothe New Orleans distinctive sounds of rhythmic and harmonic patterns that are known worldwide as the New Orleans sound.

Now in the 1980's to this present time a new renaissance is revolving with the presence of Wynton Marsalis, Brandford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Terrence Blanchard and many others who are at the helm of the music scene in New Orleans.


CALIFORNIA - "A Walk Down The Corridors Of JAZZ"

The early jazz and blues contribution to the music scene came after World War II, this would indicate some downplay in popularity.
A widely used misleading term "West Coast Jazz" sometimes may indicate sort of a more lighter and lilting sound originated by mostly the Ivy League set; not true in all cases.
"Jazz at the Philharmonic" ( JATP )  began in 1944 at the Philharmonic Auditorium located on Pershing Street in LA.
These shows were produced by Norman Granz giving much exposure to many noted musicians from both the east and west coasts.
The sound coming from these swinging house-rocking performances were far from being on the lighter side.  The early jazz and blues contribution to the music scenecame after World War II, this would indicate some downplay in popularity.
Over the years, Jazz at the Philharmonic featured many of the
era's preeminent musicians, including -
  Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, Benny Carter, Nat "King" Cole, Sonny Criss, Buddy DeFranco, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Bill Harris, Coleman Hawkins, J.C. Heard, Billie Holiday, Helen Humes, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Illinois Jacquet, J. J. Johnson, Hank Jones, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Kenny Kersey, Gene Krupa, Lou Levy, Meade Lux Lewis, Shelly Manne, Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Charlie Shavers, Willie Smith, Sonny Stitt, Slim Gaillard, Clark Terry, Tommy Turk, T-Bone Walker, Ben Webster, Lee Young and Lester Young.