Jazz Timeline 1890-1920

Timeline created by tokam3000
In Music
  • Turpin writes first ragtime composition

    Turpin writes first ragtime composition
    Pianist Tommy Turpin writes Harlem Rag, the first known ragtime composition.
  • Scott Joplin's published Maple Leaf Rag

    Scott Joplin's published Maple Leaf Rag
    Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag is published and sells over 100,000 copies.
  • Firts music competition for ragtime pianists

    Firts music competition for ragtime pianists
    A cutting contest (a colloquial term for music competition) for ragtime pianists is held at New York's Tammany Hall.
  • First acustic recording of ragtime

    First acustic recording of ragtime
    Charles Booth's performance of J. Bodewalt Lange's Creole Blues is recorded for the new Victor label. This is the first acoustic recording of ragtime to be made commercially available.
  • Louis Armstrong is born.

    Louis Armstrong is born.
    Louis Armstrong is born.
  • Lincoln Park (New Orleans) is opened as a ragtime center

    Lincoln Park (New Orleans) is opened as a ragtime center
    Lincoln Park is opened in New Orleans as a center for ragtime and early jazz performances.
  • Jelly Roll Morton invents jazz

    Jelly Roll Morton invents jazz
    Pianist Jellyin Ne Roll Morton claims to have invented jazz in this year in New Orleans.
  • The U.S. Marine band records Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag.

    The U.S. Marine band records Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag.
    The U.S. Marine band records Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag.
  • The classic era of ragtime ends.

    The classic era of ragtime ends.
    The classic era of ragtime ends.
  • Scott Joplin dies.

    Scott Joplin dies.
    The pianist and composer Scott Joplin dies.