Jazz music began its origin in the early 1900’s in the auspicious city of New Orléans. Over the course of decades, it developed an assortment of complex styles with the introduction of scat singing, be-bopping, traditional jazz, jiving, down-to-earth funk, and the powerful, exciting, boogie-woogie. Today jazz lovers come in droves wanting not only to explore and experience the music, but also to be able to reach out and embrace those who have the same fervor of rhythm flowing through their veins. Therefore, it is not surprising when one combines that enthusiasm and zeal when logging on to Twitter by vicariously hooking up and tweeting with some fabulous and gifted jazz professionals.
Cassandra Wilson is a true jazz musician and vocalist that produces, writes, and is talented enough to win two Grammy Awards. Her distinctive sounds incorporate her jazz tunes producing characteristic rhythms of both folk and blues. With approximately 4,050 followers, you are sure to want to be among them.
Another great jazz figure you will want to be sure to tweet with is composer and pianist Chick Corea. He has achieved jazz greatness in his own right by winning the Grammy’s 16 times and being a noted Hall of Famer. He has been pivotal in the jazz scene since the mid 60’s when he began his solo career. His tweeting followers are over 19,000 and growing, proving this renowned pianist knows his jazz.
Michael Bublé attributes his interest in jazz to listening to his grandfather’s collection of jazz records at the tender age of five. He has sold millions of albums, acquired numerous Juno awards, and won three Grammys. Not only does he have a whopping 860,000+ followers, but Michael is a die-hard hockey fan as well.
Herbie Hancock was born in 1940, and he personifies jazz. He is a bandleader, composer, keyboardist and pianist. He has a list of firsts the length of your arm including the initiation of synthesizers into jazz and his involvement in the “post-bop” reverberation. It‘s been stated that his jazz extemporization is a distinctive mingle of blues, jazz, and contemporary classical music that generates a matchless style. It is of no surprise that this amazing one-of-a-kind jazz tweeter has over 25,000 followers.
For any jazz aficionado, it is not just tweeting with the musicians but also with the makers. One such music maker is Marsalis Music, based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded by reputed jazz musician, Branford Marsalis, over a decade ago, its roster includes bands such as Claudia Acuña, Joey Calderazzo, the iconic Harry Connick Jr. and more. Marsalis Music has a solid foundation in not only the United States but internationally as well.