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What was the significant contribution of George Gerswhin, one of the most treasured of American composers?
He was the only white jazz composer/performer at Harlem's "Cotton Club" nightclub.
He successfully blended elements of jazz and classical music, creating a distinct American music style.
He is considered "the father of jazz" for successfully blending the elements of blues and ragtime music.
As an American expatriate in Paris, he introduced jazz music to Europeans.
He is considered the founder of the modern Broadway theater for his composition of many stage musicals.