Tag: 20th Century

100 Years of Jazz: Microphone Singers

100 Years of Jazz: Microphone Singers

Microphone Singers Blog by Louise Balkwill Until the 1920′, singing was a very different art; There were no microphones suitable for singing, so if you wanted to be a singer you had to be able to project your voice in a way that made it […]

100 Years of Jazz: Ragtime

100 Years of Jazz: Ragtime

Ragtime Blog by Louise Balkwill In our last blog, we looked at Congo Square and the origins of Jazz music. Now we visit the 1890’s, when Ragtime appeared in its earliest form. Unlike the earlier music of Congo Square that was passed down aurally from […]