posted by Peter .
4.What was origin of the blues and how did the blues influence jazz?
5.Who were the first important jazz musicians?
6.What changes came about in the 1930s?
1. (origins of the blues / Wikipedia/ don't forget the links below): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_the_blues
3. (how blues influence jazz / pdf file to download): www.jazzinamerica.org/pdf/1/Influence%20of%20Jazz%20on%20Blues.pdf -
4. (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues
5. (first important jazz musicians): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz
7. (10 early jazz musicians): http://jazz.about.com/od/historyjazztimeline/tp/Ten_Early_Jazz_Musicians.htm
8. (changes in 1930's): http://www.jazzstandards.com/history/history-3.htm
9. (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_music
As a researcher for New Jersey Jazz Society, I'm very happy to see this post!