Jazz History Chronology

  • Click here for a listing of Blues musicians from the 1860’s through the 1930’s
  • Click here to check out the most prominent musicians in Early Jazz [New Orleans (1900-17), Chicago (late 10’s – 20’s), Boogie Woogie (20’s), Harlem Stride (20’s), New York (30’s – 40’s), and the Big Band Swing Era (mid 30’s – mid 40’s: Kansas City style vs. NY style, & Ellington)
  • Click here for an overview of the musicians and and elements that characterized Bebop (mid-late 40’s), Cool Jazz (early 50’s), Hard Bop (mid 50’s-60’s), Free Jazz (mid-late 60’s), and Fusion (70’s).