The Rise of a Jazz Art World

  title={The Rise of a Jazz Art World},
  author={Paul D. Lopes},
Introduction: the quest for cultural legitimacy 1. Before the jazz age: professional musicians and good music 2. The jazz age: professional musicians and the cultivated vernacular 3. The swing craze: professional musicians, swing music and the art of improvisation 4. The rise of a jazz art world: jazz enthusiasts, professional musicians and the modernist revolt 5. The new jazz age: the jazz art world and the modern jazz renaissance Conclusion: the jazz art world and American culture. 
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