In the beginning there was music. The music of the leaves rustling in the breeze, the animals growling, roaring, grunting, singing. At least we, the civilized call it music now it may have just been noise to our ancestors!
But that noise came to have a meaning, one which either needed to be feared or enjoyed.
Homo sapiens began to make their own noise, noises that had meaning. I wasn’t there but I’m sure that it wasn’t long before those cavemen and women started having jam sessions! There would have been a drummer, a bassist, a keyboardist, a couple of horn players, maybe even a singer or two. There you have it, Jazz was born!
OK, maybe it wasn’t exactly like that, but I’m pretty sure it’s close
If you do a search for “the history of jazz” you will find lots of information from various sources, here’s one I particularly like, http://www.answers.com/topic/jazz
I have a plan to help jazz live large in Chicago as it once did. I say Keep Jazz Alive! You can help by visiting any number of venues that have live jazz, one of which is my cafe. I’m at 1255 S. State Chicago, Illinois 60621 and I host live jazz every Friday night from 6pm-9pm. As I grow I will have jazz sets more often.
Drop in for some great food and great music!