Research paper of African-American Music

A historical survey of a particular instrument’s use in a style or genre of African American music; The Saxophone in Jazz Music


Since the onset of the 20th century, Jazz music has played an immense role in the African American music industry. The popularity of Jazz music has grown beyond the enclave of the United States and reached out to the entire world. In the history of Jazz music and its success, lie virtuoso performers such as Coleman Hawkins, Hershchall Evans, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Johnny Russell, Budd Johnson, Leon Chun Berry, Henry Bridges, Dick Wilson, Robert Carroll and many more (Evensmo 4). However, all these exemplary performance owed their success to one common instrument; the saxophone.
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