In Jazz 101, our instructors will guide you through the history and development of various jazz styles. Students will develop their ears to hear the many details and intricacies that make this music so endlessly fascinating. Instructor and Swing University curator Seton Hawkins will provide your introduction to jazz; no musical knowledge is required. Ten sessions, from the birth of jazz to big bands to swing, bebop and more. This week: Small Groups of the Jazz and Swing Era: The 1930s saw a new generation of artists—Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, and more—who expanded upon the stylistic innovations of the 1920s and adapted them for the new rhythmic feel of the Swing Era. We will listen to some of these innovations, and also explore the emergence of Swing Song: Jazz vocals backed by small ensembles, as exemplified in the legendary work of Billie Holiday.