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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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George Gershwin

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Photo of George Gershwin. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

What was the significant contribution of George Gerswhin, one of the most treasured of American composers?

A

He was the only white jazz composer/performer at Harlem's "Cotton Club" nightclub.

B

He successfully blended elements of jazz and classical music, creating a distinct American music style.

C

He is considered "the father of jazz" for successfully blending the elements of blues and ragtime music.

D

As an American expatriate in Paris, he introduced jazz music to Europeans.

E

He is considered the founder of the modern Broadway theater for his composition of many stage musicals.