Notes On Music
1:37 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

The Big Apple

1920's jazz ensemble
1920's jazz ensemble
Credit wikimedia commons

So why is New York City called the “Big Apple”?  In the 1920’s, John Fitzgerald, a sports writer for the New York Morning Telegraph, used the term that jockeys called the City’s race tracks.  

And by the late 20‘s, jazz musicians began referring to the City as “The Big Apple”...the jazz capital of the world.  So, it seems the name derives somewhat from music.

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