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MUSA 3330 Contemporary Jazz Scenes (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines style and sociality across a number of jazz scenes throughout the world. Though indelibly associated with the US and with African American culture, jazz has become a music practiced internationally, demonstrating profound local meanings for networks of musicians from Tokyo to Kolkata, from Sydney to Stockholm. This course particularizes the experience of jazz music and jazz musicians in scenes around the globe by studying local music-making from a stylistic and ethnographic perspective. It also considers theories and models for the examination of a music scene from sociological, geographic, and musical perspectives.


Instructor(s): Donald James

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 14-Jul-14