Oklahoma’s influence on the “Kansas City” sound.

They call jazz “America’s classical music.”  Jazz was born and bred in the United States; originally inspired by ragtime and folk songs, early jazz artists drew their musical inspiration from country dances, field hollers, work songs, and the blues.  Oklahoma musicians were instrumental in the creation of the so-called “Kansas City” style of jazz, a … More Oklahoma’s influence on the “Kansas City” sound.