Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players

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Innovations in music rank among America’s most significant contributions to global culture, none more so than jazz. From its humble beginnings as dance hall entertainment, jazz is now embraced as an art form, respected and imitated the world over.

This music course addresses jazz from a listener’s perspective, but calls on professional jazz musicians to help us engage with this often mysterious aural experience. This six-week course will enable interaction with the basic components of jazz (swing, improvisation, structure and personal expression) while providing an inside connection to the artists who perform it.

Content includes excerpts from the 300+ video interviews gathered with jazz personalities for the Fillius Jazz Archive, select scholarly readings and demonstrations offered by the instructor, a working musician. Students will engage in user-friendly activities that include listening, responding, counting, and internali...

Innovations in music rank among America’s most significant contributions to global culture, none more so than jazz. From its humble beginnings as dance hall entertainment, jazz is now embraced as an art form, respected and imitated the world over.

This music course addresses jazz from a listener’s perspective, but calls on professional jazz musicians to help us engage with this often mysterious aural experience. This six-week course will enable interaction with the basic components of jazz (swing, improvisation, structure and personal expression) while providing an inside connection to the artists who perform it.

Content includes excerpts from the 300+ video interviews gathered with jazz personalities for the Fillius Jazz Archive, select scholarly readings and demonstrations offered by the instructor, a working musician. Students will engage in user-friendly activities that include listening, responding, counting, and internalizing the concepts that make jazz work. Rarely heard stories and anecdotes offered by our interviewees will stimulate the imagination and provide rich content for open discussion.

We will celebrate the completion of the course with a live concert, streamed to participants of the course, who will also have an opportunity to interact with Monk. 

Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players will appeal equally to the casual listener, the avid fan and the proficient jazz player.

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3 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course, excellent prof, excellent introduction to jazz. I have taken both jazz courses on Edx and they are both well worth taking together. The other course "Jazz Appreciation" is more on the history & evolution of Jazz and does a fabulous job of providing an overview of the musicians whereas this course introduces you more to the structure of jazz music, what makes it jazz musically as well as some of the stories and players.
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3 years, 2 months ago
I'm impressed with this. Jazz music is one genre of music I find particularly interesting after classical music. I believe I am going to benefit a lot from this programme especially in terms of exposure and experience and as well, apply what I would learn from this course into my trumpet playing and also on the piano. Most of all, I would seize opportunities to present jazz music on air and educate people on things they may need to know about jazz
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