JAZZ. SWING. BIG BAND SWING. BENNY GOODMAN, GLENN MILLER, COUNT BASIE, DUKE ELLINGTON, LOUIS “SATCHMO” ARMSTRONG… THERE ISN’T ENOUGH ROOM TO LIST ALL THE GREATS OF JAZZ that make Jazz the enduring and feel good art form it is. From its deepest roots in the music of our slave culture, into the twenties, thirties and forties, and beyond, this music was and is an American creation. One if it’s most recognized and treasured forms of expression is BIG BAND JAZZ. BIG BAND JAZZ raised the spirits of the troops during WWII. The “famous Japanese disk jockey Tokyo Rose” even broadcast BIG BAND JAZZ to the American troops. She tried to make them homesick, but all she did was make the feel good.
By chance, if you don’t know what I’m talking about; this video will let you hear and feel what BIG BAND SWING IS ALL ABOUT. If you know what I’m talking about, you’ll enjoy it even more. Words can’t touch the good feeling you get when you are SWINGING. Big band swing jazz grabs people of all ages, all over the world. It’s fundamental to American music. For the people of this period, this music has endless memories, mostly good and some not so good.
Aren’t you just a little curious?