Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Understanding the influence of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter in jazz
by Thiroux, Katharine M., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 36; 1517543
Abstract (Summary)

This paper attempts to show the impact of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter in jazz since the 1920s. Specially, why jazz musicians chose to perform simple showtunes and why jazz artists only use a handful of compositions by Kern and Porter. This author will examine the compositional elements of Kern and Porter, recorded interpretations of jazz musicians and compositions inspired by the writing styles of Kern and Porter. The goal is to find what makes a jazz standard endure through the years.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Briggs, Ray
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Publication Number: 1517543
ISBN: 9781267455734
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