Graduate Teaching Assistants:
The first part of the class will include a Listening Orientation, a brief sequence in which we offer an introduction to basic musical concepts before moving to the special listening skills needed for the study and appreciation of jazz.
Running alongside the Listening Orientation is 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.