publication . Article . 2003

a critical reassessment of the reception of early jazz in britain

Parsonage, Catherine;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2003 Journal: Popular Music, volume 22, pages 315-336 (issn: 0261-1430, eissn: 1474-0095, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>The Original Dixieland Jazz Band's visit in 1919–1920 has been well documented as the beginning of jazz in Britain. This article illuminates a more complex evolution of the image and presence of jazz in Britain through consideration of the cultural and musical antecedents of the genre, including minstrel shows and black musical theatre, within the context of musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. The processes through which this evolution took place are considered with reference to the ways in which jazz was introduced to Britain through imported revue shows and sheet music.</jats:p><jats:p>It is an extremely signifi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Music, Sheet music, Performance art, History, Jazz dance, Jazz, Visual arts, Musical
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publication . Article . 2003

a critical reassessment of the reception of early jazz in britain

Parsonage, Catherine;