Louis Armstrong and the Birth of Trumpet in Jazz

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Louis Armstrong
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Currently pursuing a law degree with a focus on animal rights issues, Maral Cavner holds a degree in sociology from Emory University. Maral Cavner has a background riding horses and playing high school soccer and tennis, and has played the trumpet for more than a decade. Incorporated in classical music for centuries, the trumpet came to the forefront in American music in the early 20th century as one of the primary jazz instruments.

The trumpet’s formalized role as a lead instrument came about through Joseph “King” Oliver’s Chicago band of the early 1920s, which introduced Louis Armstrong as a soloist on early classics such as Sobbing Blues. When Armstrong moved to New York in 1924, he joined a pioneering jazz big band and subsequently created the Hot Five, which showcased the trumpet even more prominently. Songs such as Jeepers Creepers effectively combined trumpet with the genesis of modern jazz vocals, including gravelly voiced scatting.

With late ‘20s Louis Armstrong songs such as West End Blues and Potato Head Blues, which featured the piano counterpoint of Earl Hines, the trumpet truly came to the fore. This template that would stand until bebop artists such as Dizzy Gillespie intentionally broke the mold following World War II.

Will Ferrell Box Office Success

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Will Ferrell
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While studying sociology at Emory University Maral Cavner appeared in a number of major motion pictures. Maral Cavner enjoyed roles in Prisoners and The Hunger Games Catching Fire, as well as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, starring Will Ferrell.

Comedic actor Will Ferrell has appeared in a number of motion pictures since his big-screen debut in the 1997 Mike Myers vehicle Austin Powers International Man of Mystery. Over the last two decades, movies in which Ferrell has played a significant role have generated more than $2 billion in box office sales, with an average of nearly $69 million per picture.

As a live action performer, Ferrell enjoyed his most considerable successes with Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006 and Anchorman 2 in 2013. Talladega Nights depicts Ferrell as the titular Ricky Bobby, a talented NASCAR racer who finds a formidable rival in Formula One driver Jean Girard, portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen. The movie generated more than $148 million at the box office.

In 2013, Ferrell appeared in a sequel to the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which had made $85 million for DreamWorks. Anchorman 2 increased on that gross by almost 50 percent for a box office total of over $127 million. Ferrell also has contributed his vocal talents to successful animated films such as The LEGO Movie and Megamind, which grossed $257 million and $148 million, respectively.