History of Jazz A
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Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Musical History
Course Number: JMUH 1801
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Music History, Theory & Criticism
A two-semester overview of jazz development, beginning with its roots in African, European, and American music and continuing to the bands of New Orleans and other American and world influences. The work and stylistic contributions of the great jazz originals, from Buddy Bolden to John Coltrane and beyond, are examined in their cultural and musical context. The first semester (Jazz History A) focuses on the music prior to World War II.
Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.
Open to Jazz students.
Open to Undergraduate students.