Making Jazz French: The Reception of Jazz Music in Paris, 1927-1934

  title={Making Jazz French: The Reception of Jazz Music in Paris, 1927-1934},
  author={Jeffrey H. Jackson},
  journal={French Historical Studies},
  pages={149 - 170}
  • J. H. Jackson
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • History
  • French Historical Studies
<p> This article explores how people in Paris reacted to jazz in the late 1920s and early 1930s. When jazz arrived in Paris, it sparked controversy because of its foreign origins. The music was associated with America and with Africa, and it raised fears among French musicians about their jobs, since American players were in demand. By the late 1920s, a group of French musicians, critics, and fans began to change how audiences thought about jazz. They argued that this music could be seen as… 

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