JAZZ MUSIC | A truly American sound. It allowed black musicians to become recognized. It also spawned several sub genres including Big Band and Dixieland to name a few. It foreshadowed the Harlem Renaissance. Louis B. Armstrong provided the foundation of which many Jazz musicians would later follow.
Sidney Bechet (1897-1959), one of the greatest musician of early Jazz (saxophone, clarinet, piano, bass and drums). Lived and performed in Europe from 1925 to 1929, went back to America and settled in Paris in 1950
Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha"Hines (December 28, 1903– April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and big band leader. Hines was one of the most influential figures in the development of modern jazz piano and, according to one major source, is "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".