Whiteman employed most of the best jazz musicians for his band, including Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Steve Brown, Mike Pingitore, Gussie Mueller, Wilbur Hall (billed by Whiteman as “Willie Hall”), Jack Teagarden, and Bunny Berigan. He encouraged upcoming African American musical talents and planned to rent black musicians, but his management persuaded him that doing so would destroy his career because of racial rigidity and America’s segregation of that time.
Jazz Camp West
The Jazz Age is usually referred to along side the Roaring Twenties, and within the United States it overlapped in vital cross-cultural ways with the Prohibition Era. The motion was largely affected by the introduction of radios nationwide. During this time, the Jazz Age was intertwined with the developing cultures of younger people. The motion also helped start the beginning of the European Jazz movement. Scott Fitzgerald is widely credited with coining the … Read More