Jazz History, Part 2: 1942-1959

Jazz History, Part 2: 1942-1959

Join Guildhall School of Music & Drama for a six-week online course that will give you an understanding of the development of musical ideas within jazz from 1942–1959.

Through guided listening and analysis of solos and compositions, you will explore the various new styles during this period, which include bebop, cool jazz and hard bop, as well as some of the significant recordings that foreshadowed what was to come. You will learn about some of the most influential musicians of this period, which include Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey.

You can expect to:
- Gain an overview of the different sub-genres of jazz that were developing during this era and an understanding of the relationship between jazz and wider society
- Investigate cultural and technological developments during this period, and how they interacted with and influenced jazz music
- Gain a greater appreciation of jazz music from the 1940s and 50s
- Identify characteristics of the various sub-genres of jazz during this period, where they came from and how they developed.
The course has been developed and is led by Miguel Gorodi, the Brass Faculty Chair for the Jazz Department at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is a London based jazz trumpet player, composer and teacher, performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music.

TIME: 6.30 - 8PM
FIND OUT MORE: https://bit.ly/JazzHistoryP2

What our participants say:
"Miguel was great and clearly really passionate about his teaching, which as a student is really inspiring"
“Miguel was well informed and hugely enthusiastic about the subject.”
— participants on Jazz History, Part 1: From its Roots to Bebop, Spring 2021

IMAGE: Portrait of Charlie Parker, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. 1947. Photo credit: William P. Gottlieb