Detroit History Podcast: Long Before Motown, Jazz Became Detroit's Pulse

June 21, 2020, 11:48 PM

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The magnet of good-paying factory jobs and the nurturing influence of an excellent public school music program helped make Detroit a hotbed of jazz and the hometown of many internationally famous musicians.

This edition of Detroit History Podcast looks at when, how and why Detroit's music began to swing, and how generations of jazz stylists became an important cultural export. From the Graystone Ballroom to Miles Davis's rhythm section and onward, Detroit has had a greater impact on America's native art form, jazz, than you might expect.

-- Tim Kiska

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