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Christopher Davis-Shannon: "Daffodil” Video And Free Download

Christopher Davis-Shannon: "Daffodil” Video And Free Download

Christopher Davis-Shannon’s fervent baritone floats over the bouncing rhythms of fiddle, and upright bass in his latest single, "Daffodil." A sound that will instantly transport you back to the early twentieth century that was captured at jny: Philadelphia's own historic Ruba Club in a live recording with accompanying videography by Bob Sweeney, appropriately filmed in 8mm. Davis-Shannon ...

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Jack McCarthy

This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website.

Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles—ragtime and blues—with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city ...