Graduate Teaching Assistants:
The lectures will offer a Historical Survey, proceeding chronologically from the origins of jazz at the beginning of the century to the present. Emphasis will be placed on important performers (and associated stylistic schools) and their musical achievements. Social and cultural issues will be discussed wherever relevant.
The Discussion Sections will include a Listening Orientation, where we offer an introduction to basic musical concepts as well as the special listening skills needed for the study and appreciation of jazz.