The Roaring Twenties
Jeff Clayton & Dr. Ray Briggs
Saxophonist, Jeff Clayton is joined by special guest Dr. Ray Briggs from the California State University Long Beach music department for a summarized discussion on the rise of jazz during the ‘Roaring Twenties’.
The exploration covers key points in jazz evolution beginning with Storyville and the great migration North from cities like New Orleans. They go one to talk about prohibition era Chicago and the ramped segregation of musicians, felt strongest in the black and tan clubs.
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