Updated: 6/3/2020

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  • It was mainly ragtime and blues-type musicMade up music as they played which is called syncopationThis type of music originated in the south It became a nationwide craze through radio and live bands
  • What Is Jazz?
  • Harlem Jazz
  • Popularity in speakeasies, illegal nightclubs where alcohol was sold during Prohibition, and its proliferation due to the emergence of more advanced recording devices, jazz became very popular in a short amount of time
  • Jazz Club
  • In jazz clubs, people of all races came together to dance and enjoy live jazz music
  • Younger people loved to listen to and dance to new music through the radio and in person
  • As jazz music became more popular, flappers started to make appearances in public. Flappers were women who danced to jazz music and were considered "rebellious" because they didn't follow social norms
  • Some Americans were against jazz because it was suggestive of free manners and morals that made up the roaring twenties