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Swing Origins – How the Magic Started

The style of jazz popular after the turn of the century had a sophisticated feel to it. It was popular in night clubs and bars all over the US after beginning in New Orleans. In the mid to late 20s many artists started to experiment with different sounds, adding more brass instruments and faster beats. [...]

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Swing Musicians Through the Ages

In the beginning of the swinger music movement many unknown musicians were given an opportunity to make it pretty big. As the movement grew, the different types of swing music grew and expanded as well. Today swing still remains popular, and many artists still regularly release albums. Early Musicians When swing music started to hit [...]

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Brief History of Swing Music

Swing music is a form of jazz that became popular in the early 30s. It features strong rhythms and brass instruments such as trombones and saxophones. The tempo is typically a faster pace, and doesn’t always have lyrics associated. Swing has been popular since its introduction, and has experienced several revivals over the decades. Worldwide [...]

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Swing Revival

The swing music scene was huge in the 30s and 40s, but maintained popularity through today. In the early 90s it hit the scene again in a big way. A New Generation In the early 90s the new swing movement (often called the neo-swing movement) was largely underground. Media attention grew, and retro swing started [...]

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London Swing Scene

London swing has been popular since the 40s, but has more recently enjoyed success again. Introduction in Europe While swing music originated in the United States in the late 20s, Europe wasn’t far behind. This style of music quickly spread across the pond, and many artists created their own styles of swing. By the late [...]

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The Real Swing Era

With the popularity of jazz growing in clubs through the 20s, a new style popped up later in the decade. This new style of jazz featured edgier arrangements that pulled the brass and wind instruments in to the forefront of the music. This style also commonly used orchestrated music, leading to the name ‘big band [...]

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