To explore the life and music of a specific Jazz composer.

American jazz served as the foundation for rock and roll music. American jazz is explored in the discussion this week. Select one jazz composer that is not covered in the course text. (These are some in the text: Scott Joplin, Sippie Wallace, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton.) Write the post from the perspective of the chosen composer. Discuss the style of his or her music. Explain how this composer influenced the development of jazz. Also show how his or her contributions have impacted popular American music. Write from the composer’s perspective–using first person voice. Do not just include a biography of the composer. The focus is to be on the style of music, contributions to the evolution of jazz music, and the impact this composer’s music has had on popular American music. Include a YouTube link featuring a performance of the composer’s music. Write in your own words. Cite all sources/provide links to your source.

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