Jazz 101: A Beginner's Guide to Jazz

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Jazz 101: A Beginner's Guide to Jazz
Nov 24, 2020
4:00 pm
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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.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.
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