“The Golden Age of Jazz: the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. with our incredible Michael Roeder
After an introduction to important characteristics of jazz, we will explore recorded examples of some of the great music of these decades. The music of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie represent the '30s and early '40s. Bebop was the new style of the late 40s with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie leading the way. Cool jazz flourished in the early 1950s represented by Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, and the Modern Jazz Quartet, while Hard Bop exploded on the scene in the mid '50s with music from The Jazz Messengers led first by Horace Silver and then Art Blakey, and the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. Audio and video recordings will enhance our study and enjoyment of this great music.
Fee: $75 for members and $85 for non-members
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