Lt. James Reese Europe, band director, far left, poses the jazz band of the 369th Infantry Regiment on the way home from war. Many music historians credit the music of the 369th for laying the foundation for the popularity of jazz music in France after the end of World War I.

World War I and the Medication of Jazz Music

Life before World War I was more difficult than what it  was like after the war. Before the war women were mostly only seen as housewives, if something was to break, the ‘man’ of the house would fix it and men who were working were only working 53 hours a week while having difficulties to …

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