The Concert ‘That Saved Jazz’: Paul Whiteman And The 1920s Jazz Age Rage

Stuart Nicholson
Friday, May 28, 2021

At the start of ‘The Jazz Age’ a century ago, the music was in danger of being crushed by an establishment moral panic and America’s cultural elites before it had even had the chance to put down roots. But a concert by the unlikely figure of Paul Whiteman changed all that...

Paul Whiteman and his band, early 1920s
Paul Whiteman and his band, early 1920s

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