You are expected to attend two jazz performances during the semester.
The "concert report" is a short writing assignment in which you are free to discuss any aspect of each performance that strikes you as interesting or noteworthy. Since all of you are "jazz novices," I expect the reports to be personal reactions rather than technical analyses. Don't just tell me what the band played and in what order; tell me what it was like for you.
Suitable concerts will be announced regularly in class and over the e-mail list. Other jazz performances, whether in local clubs (e.g., Miller's) or out of town may be used; check with Prof. DeVeaux or your TA when in doubt. Related genres (blues, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, world music) regretfully may not be used for this assignment.
An optional third concert report may be turned in for extra credit.