When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Flavio Li Vigni
  • Course Code W22JPME05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Join this three-days course to discover more about the key role that women played in the development of jazz music. Each class will be led by a different Morley tutor and will focus on different female artists. Every meeting features extensive listening and lively debates about classic jazz recordings.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Better understand the different idioms and styles of jazz and popular music since 1890
  • Recognise the main musical features and styles in the History of Jazz
  • Formulate informed critical judgement of the vocabulary, the different styles and performance conventions of jazz
  • Understand the performance practices of jazz and popular music in their social, economic, cultural and historical context
  • Recognise the role and relevance of women in the history and development of Jazz music


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    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.

    Entry requirements

    Willingness to listen to set works and read outside course hours. Good English

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course makes no unusual physical demands. There is a lot of listening in class and some for homework

    What you need

    This course will be held on site. During the first session, you will receive guidance from your tutor about how to access the online course material, such as recordings and sheet music

    What you can do next

    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).