Discover our series of jazz listening and appreciation courses. In this three-week course we will explore the history of Big Bands from the early 1900s to this day. A fascinating journey touching on the incredible music of Ellington, Basie, Fletcher Henderson, The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Gil Evans, Maria Schneider and many others.
Listening to tutor presentation, explanation and demonstration. Guided analytical listening and group discussion. Taking your own notes. Participating in discussion based on tutor’s presentation and on your own reading and listening homework.
Willingness to listen to set works and read outside course hours. Good English
This course makes no unusual physical demands. There is a lot of listening in class and some for homework
A pen and a notebook
Join one of the other Jazz History short courses. The College also offers a wide range of related performance courses for instruments (e.g. piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit), voices (gospel, jazz, soul pop and rock) and ensembles (jazz, Rhythm & Blues, soul, funk, gospel, Latin, Afro-Cuban).