COURSE D – Monday 1-3 p.m.
Lecturer: Dr. Mike Daley
Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave.
From humble beginnings in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, jazz has become a legitimate form of art music, prompting more than one writer to call it “America’s Classical Music.” This course charts the course of jazz from down-and-dirty to high-falutin’, through the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane and many more. The instructor uses vintage films and recordings along with live musical demonstrations to show how jazz has changed and grown over its century of history.
September 9 – Way Down Yonder in New Orleans: The Genesis of Jazz
New Orleans; Congo Square; Storyville; Buddy Bolden; New Orleans Style; collective improvisation; Original Dixieland Jazz Band; Jelly Roll Morton; “King” Oliver; Louis Armstrong
September 16 – The Jazz Age
Louis Armstrong; Bix Beiderbecke; Paul Whiteman; Coleman Hawkins; Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club
September 23 – Swing That Music!
Benny Goodman; swing dancers; Teddy Wilson; Artie Shaw; Glenn Miller; Cab Calloway; Duke Ellington
October 7 – To Be Or Not To Bop
Art Tatum; Charlie Christian; Minton’s Playhouse; jam sessions; AFM recording ban; Charlie Parker; Dizzy Gillespie; Jazz at Massey Hall; Oscar Peterson
November 4 – Cool Jazz and Hard Bop
Lennie Tristano; Miles Davis; Gil Evans; Gerry Mulligan; Modern Jazz Quartet; Dave Brubeck; Thelonious Monk; Charles Mingus
November 11 – Jazz since the 1960s
Miles Davis; Bill Evans; John Coltrane; the avant garde; Ornette Coleman; free jazz; three models of the jazz tradition; Wynton Marsalis; Vince Giordano; Mary Halvorson; Brad Mehldau; Jason Moran
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