Kansas City Jazz – The Midwest Swings the Blues

Part 1 – based on the articles below, summarize:
How did Kansas City become a “jazz capital” in the 1930s and 40’s?
Why did a specific style of jazz emerge in Kansas City
What is the significance of Bennie Moten, Count Basie, and Mary Lou Williams to jazz in the swing era?
REMINDER: Cutting and pasting is plagiarism.
Part 2
Listen to the audio of Benny Goodman and Count Basie
There are tracks by each band with vocals and tracks by each band that represent their dance music
In your own words, what is the difference between the New York swing sound represented by Goodman and
the Kansas City sound of Basie? Be sure to mention the differences you hear between the vocal examples AND the instrumental examples.

Sample Solution