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MUSA 2330 History of Jazz (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A history of America's music from its origins in African traditions through the contemporary scene. The course will explore its African roots; its consolidation in New Orleans and its spread into the cultural mainstrean in the Jazz Age; its transformation into bebop, cool, third stream, funk, and avant-garde trends; and the return to traditionalism. Key figures covered will be Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, and Marsalis, among others.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Donald James

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Cross-cultural course within the major/minor.


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17