What is Mainstream Jazz Music
Mainstream Jazz Music is basically a genre of jazz music which generally refers to the musical playing styles of the 1950’s. Many of these performers cut their teeth in big band swing music, and instead of jumping ship and heading off in the bebop style, they performed their music in cosy little ensembles. Mainstream jazz music lost much of its popularity during the 1960s’, but regained much of its original popularity a decade later.
Representative Mainstream Jazz Musicians
Mainstream Jazz Music is often used to describe the style of musicians like trumpeter Buck Clayton in the 1950’s. After it’s fall from grace during the 1960’s, the 70’s revival was largely down to the talents of people like saxophonist Scott Hamilton and the trumpeting talents of Warren Vache.