Jazz 100: A Celebration of Recorded Jazz Music
In 1917, the first jazz recording was made and the audio documentation of jazz began. Now, 100 years later, we are celebrating a century of recorded jazz with a series of articles about the impact it has had on music history and our culture. Read our series of Jazz 100 blogs today.
From the Editors: Building an Advanced Music Lab in Your Classroom, Part 2: MusicFirst
Like many other teachers, I have been exposed to learning management systems (LMSs) through professional development, online courses and even some face-to-face coursework. Early LMSs were a neat new technology and they certainly piqued our interest, but they were also fairly clunky and difficult to use in the early stages. A new LMS called MusicFirst is about to change that!
Jazz: Louis Armstrong Continues to Shape Contemporary Music
Throughout the year, Pepper has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording by sharing interviews with modern jazz legends, descriptions of historic sites, and a blog series about the impact of jazz on our national history. Of course, no celebration of jazz is complete without honoring Louis Armstrong. The legendary trumpet player and singer is one of the best-known names not just in jazz, but in the entire world of music.