The assignment is a FINAL PAPER of the course work,The paper will be written according to all guidelines and requirements for college level writing. The student may Pick ANY American artist, write up a brief biography, provide examples of their work, dis

The paper will be written according to all guidelines and requirements for college level writing. 
The student may Pick ANY American artist, write up a brief biography, provide examples of their work, discuss types of music and other musicians that may have influenced her/him, and argue their significance to future of American music. Use course readings and other research materials to support your facts and arguments. 
Band Leaders 1) Count Basie 2) Cab Calloway 3) Jimmy Dorsey 4) Tommy Dorsey 5) Duke Ellington 6) Benny Goodman 7) Earl Hines 8) Gene Krupa 9) Glenn Miller 10) Buddy Rich 11)Artie Shaw 12) Chick Webb 
The Swing Era 
1) Between 1935 and 1946 2)Until the swing era, Jazz had been taken in high regard 3) More of an industry to sell records to the masses than a form of art 4)Musicians, after failing at serious music, switched to swing 5)Band leaders put more energy into developing arrangements 6)Radio increased interest in the music 7) Swing grew out of the Big Band tradition 
CHARACTERISTICS 1) Vocals sections were also common 2) A soloist would take center stage, and improvise a solo 3) Not unusual to have two or three band members improvising at any one time 4) Strong, anchoring rhythm section in support of more loosely tied wind, brass

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