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From Jazz to Swing

African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935. Jazz History, Culture & Criticism S.

By (author) Thomas Hennessey
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, United States
Published: 31st May 1995
Dimensions: h 230mm
ISBN-10: 081432178X
ISBN-13: 9780814321782
Barcode No: 9780814321782
Examines the historical context of jazz in light of the changing situation of the African-American community and notes the tension created by the structures of segregation, stereotypes and prejudice. Music was one of the few fields where racial stereotypes did not hinder black achievement.

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