course will introduce novice listeners to the American art form known as jazz,
as well as offer more advanced listeners an opportunity to more deeply
understand the music. It is essentially
a history course, tracing the beginnings of jazz from its roots in African and
European music to its current state. Details
of jazz performance will also be covered.
The course will require open ears and an open mind, through intense
listening, observation, discussion and research.
- Teacher: Chris Heslop