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History of Jazz Timeline: 1910

Ragtime is still popular, but it is dying.
The first non-American Ragtime sheet music appears in London, England. English musician Vic Filmer begins playing Rags. American black music begins to gain appeal in Europe.
Dance craze starts. Foxtrot, etc.
Leadbelly hears New Orleans Jazz and is not intrigued or impressed.
Saxophonist Leon "Chu" Berry is born in Wheeling, W. Va. on September 13.
Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt is born in Liberchies, Belgium on January 23 to a gypsy family. Django will become the first European to have a major influence on American Jazz players.
Piano virtuoso Art Tatum is born in Toledo, Ohio on October 13.
Clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky) is born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He will grow up in New Haven, Connecticut.
Jazz and Blues proponent John Henry Hammond is born in New York City.

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