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Old Goodies of Jazz: Top Jazz Songs - Jazz has been an influence on the music industry since the 1800’s, giving rise to many different genres of music. In 1880 Ragtime filled the air and persisted for twenty years - still popular today with many jazz enthusiasts. Dixieland came next, around 1900. It was a great sound, the combination of many diverse instruments playing in perfect harmony yet, each emanating a contrasting melody.

Surprise Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding - When Esperanza Spalding graced the stage to receive her surprise trophy for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy awards, she was not the only one with her mouth agape. With shocked but gracious humility, she managed a “Thank you to the Academy for even nominating me,” as the crowd’s response was a hushed whisper “Who is Esperanza Spalding?”

 

 



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