The HALLOFFAME music series is a great way to explore and discovery the origins of our collective recorded music history. The series has been lovingly remastered, giving new life to the original tracks and allowing them to sound as they never have before!
Jazz music sprung out of Dixieland music which sprung out of Ragtime which likely originated in New Orleans. These club musicians eventually migrated to Chicago and New York. As this style gained popularity, bandleaders began upping the ante by increasing the size of their outfits until they were considered orchestras, and the Big Bands were formed. In the 20’s, a new medium called radio brought these bands a broader audience than strictly performing on the road could ever possibly have done.