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1 Jazz Ties with the Women s Liberation of the Roaring Twenties Introduction This paper will discuss about American jazz history in the 1920 s and its relation to the Women s Liberation of the Roaring Twenties. It will discuss and connect how jazz culture affected the Women s Suffrage Movement s goals. This paper s theme was in part inspired by a jazz concert of Marcus Shelby Trio which I attended and wrote a concert review for. Before discussing about the relationship of those two themes, it is important to talk about each topic s background. Jazz Culture in the 1920 s In the 1920 s, the unique American music of jazz began to spread around the country. It started in New Orleans, then moved to Chicago, then to New York, Kansas and then across the nation. Jazz was heard on the streets as well as in nightclubs and dance halls. Artist such as Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington emerged in the 1920 s which is also known as the Jazz Age. The Jazz Age provided more than just music to listen to it also provided dance and fashion styles. And more importantly, it also provided careers for minorities such as women and African American men to make them influential members of society. Like how jazz music evolved, society was starting to evolve for equality and freedom. Jazz music during this time period evolved greatly as well. From the beginning of the 1900 s, New Orleans Jazz also known as Dixieland had already spread nationally and heard in concert halls. Dixieland emphasized ensemble music with a horn section of trumpets and trombones and a rhythm section of piano, drums, bass and guitar. Improvisation was a major element in Dixieland music. An example would be polyphonic improvisation which two independent melodies played together. After the spread of Dixieland jazz across the nation, other

2 styles that were influenced by Dixieland and Traditional Jazz emerged. Examples would be Chicago style, Blues and Swing styles. New Women and Women Liberation in the 1920 s In the Roaring Twenties, a new generation of women emerged and rebelled against demands from generations before. The New Women as they were called were mostly middleclass women whose roles evolved to go in different directions than they had before. This happened due to the World War I and the post-war recession when women were forced to work to make money and provide for families. Also, more women attended college than before. In 1918, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote, but in terms of equality to have a say in societal concerns, women were still unequal to men. There was also inequality for African Americans men and women who still could not vote. New Women s lifestyle was glamorous appearance, fashion, parties and movies. They also had a more active lifestyle women now took on careers, and some women balanced a career and domestic duties. New Women did not take themselves seriously to fit the traditional and conservative lifestyle of before. New Women s liberation is expressed through the fashionable clothing of the flappers style inspired from jazz music and dance. Fashion was also practical and easy to wear for women who worked. Women s appearance also became glamorous and practical at once women wore red lipstick and had short, boyish hairstyles also known as bobs. Women also acted more liberal than before they smoked, drank and danced at parties. Before, these activities were reserved for men. Women were not quiet and gentile anymore; they challenged and rebelled against the norms of behavior that were opposed onto them before. These actions marked women s independence which they longed for to be equal and free in society.

3 Jazz Music and Culture Ties with Women s Liberation Movement Jazz culture and music were outlets for women who were working hard to fight for equality and freedom in society. It also provided opportunities for women to work in the consumer business and music industry. Rebellious Fashion and Appearance: Consumer Business The New Women s fashion and appearance expressed how women felt when they were liberated and independent in society the look was bold and comfortable. The Women s Liberation Movement hoped for women to be on equal grounds with men in terms of societal power and cultural interaction. Flappers and the Charleston dance are examples from jazz culture which influenced the look and mindset of New Women. Flappers The flapper style captured the endless spirit of women who rebelled against norms of dress and behavior. These women showed that they cared for themselves, instead of concentrating on pleasing men. The flappers had a sense of self-indulgence and independence (Swisher, 2006). The flapper style became the modern style for middle-class women. Flappers wore revealing clothes, minimal garments, high-heeled pumps and stockings. The finishing touches in the details such as sequins and beads which gave flappers a flashy look. Flappers styled their hair in a chic bob which was covered by fashionable hats during the day. Flappers wore noticeable makeup such as bold red lipstick. Jazz musicians such as Gertrude Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith wore flapper style and popularized jazz and blues. Although the flapper style was known as the look for the rebellious women who did not care, women performers in the entertainment industry worked hard to be taken seriously like men as performers. Rainey and Smith used their music outlets to express

4 women s liberation and independence by using assertive and sexual lyrics. The look of the flapper expressed the lyrics sentiments by exuding sexuality in fashion. The Charleston Dance The Charleston was a popular dance that emerged from the Jazz Age. The choreography matched the wild and upbeat tempo of Dixieland jazz. The Charleston was different compared to the traditional and graceful dances such as the waltz it rebelled against the norms of dance that women used to follow. The Charleston was vivacious and highly suggestive like the jazz music s lyrics. The Charleston also captured the nonchalant spirit of the flapper style it does [not] make much sense, but it [is] fun (Swisher, 2006). The flapper fashion was the perfect touch to show off how fun and liberating it was to dance the Charleston. Consumer Business The flappers and the Charleston were kinds of outlets for the New Women and also paved the way for consumer businesses to advertise and expand the consumer market to the New Women of liberation and independence. Business women in the consumer business marketed products towards New Women. The consumer business included fashion, retail, automobile, technology and music. The marketed products were fashionable clothing, makeup, radios and music that were all related to jazz. The jazz culture influenced America s consumer culture greatly during this time, especially for women who could now afford to buy whatever they pleased. These products were advertised appealing to jazz culture and what it meant for women: liberation and independence. Explicit and Assertive Content: Music Industry Jazz music opened doors of opportunities for women in the music industry. It was also an outlet for liberation, independence and self expression. The lyrics of Ma Rainey and Bessie

5 Smith were bold and seductive, matching the appearances of these New Women. Their lyrics uplifted and cheered for independence and liberation of women through the soulful and expressive music of jazz and blues. Even though black women had the least power in society, they expressed their longing for freedom and equality through assertive lyrics. The theme of traveling was used as a metaphor for freedom. These women traveled in their imaginations of a free world and expressed those sentiments well with emotion and talent. Bessie Smith Bessie Smith began her career as a street musician in Chattanooga and later joined a traveling group as a dancer and singer with Ma Rainey. Rainey became Smith s mentor when they became friends. Smith left the group and pursued her own career as a blues singer. Smith became popular in the Roaring Twenties and became a superstar. She became known as the Empress of the Blues because of her wide vocal range. Following in the similar path like her mentor, Smith talked about sex, love, independence and liberation in her music. Smith already had a strong personality and did not shy away from talking openly about these topics. Her lyrics were assertive, sexual and seductive like Rainey s. Music Industry Despite being an African American woman, Smith was popular and sold many records to both white and black audiences. Smith became successful in the music industry and accumulated wealth quickly. Smith paved the way for other women to become successful and pursue careers in the entertainment industry. Jazz music inspired Broadway s first musical show, Showboat in This gave female performers opportunities for a career in theatre. Due to the popularity of jazz music and female jazz musicians, women were employed in nightclubs and radio shows. The women already had flapper looks that fit the industries they worked in which appealed to the

6 young market. The jazz culture and jazz music industry opened opportunities for women in other industries and advance their careers. Conclusion Jazz music and culture of the Roaring Twenties gave women opportunities that were only reserved for men. Using fashion and music as outlets for expressing freedom and liberation, women worked hard to make those sentiments come true. The Jazz Age provided more than just music and culture for the 1920 s this became a time when women started to break stereotypes and barriers held against them. The evolving time period in jazz music reflected the cultural society for women to liberate and free themselves of the constraining politics and norms. Women were allowed to express this through jazz music and culture and motivated to bring efforts for equality and freedom for women. Nowadays, the fashion and music industry still use those sentimental appeals to provide opportunities for women and fight degrading thoughts about women. Popular artist Beyonce is a good example of a female artist who uses these sentiments as her brand, but also to sing about strong women who have potential to be successful and strong. She also dresses to show off her body proactively, but not in a submissive matter. It helps that she is an international superstar who has matching success with her husband, rapper Jay-Z. Although the topic of what is happening for women in the entertainment industry and what it does for women s esteem in society is another topic of deep discussion, I see parallels of the Jazz Age to modern times. It is thanks to those role models such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, career paths have been paved towards equality and freedom. Liberation and independence are traits that women depend on to keep striving towards a truly equal society. Jazz music and culture provided an outlet to express thoughts and give hope to women.

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