Jazz History will explore the history and recordings of American Jazz beginning with the roots of Jazz during the 1800's and progressing to the Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Avant Garde, and Fusion styles of today. The course is designed for the student with some musical background. Students will explore Jazz within its cultural and historical contexts, in addition to learning the basics of jazz theory and analysis. Learn how American History shaped this musical art form that was born in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to see and hear legendary jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many, many more.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|