Banner: The Jazz Tradition in America

Course Outline

January


February


The Big Band Era. 1930s - 1940s


March

Post-World War II and the Birth of Modern Jazz


Jazz Styles of the 1950s.

Spring Break


April

Gospel, Blues, Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Jazz



Jazz of the Late 1950s and Early 1960s

Jazz in the 1960s and 70s. Exploring Non-Western Music, Free Improvisation and Technology


May
Oral Presentation 5 - 10 minutes

Friday 13, Semester Ends.

Wednesday 18, Final paper (5 -7 pages) is due by 5 p.m.


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