Online Short Course: Jazz History, Part 1: From its Roots to Bebop

Full details and a booking link are available on our webpage: Jazz History, Part 1: From its Roots to Bebop

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentations and class discussion using Zoom.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 26 January, 2, 9, 16, 23 February and 2 March 2021
6.30-8pm, GMT(UTC+/-0)

About Jazz History, Part 1: From its Roots to Bebop

Join Guildhall School of Music & Drama to explore how and why musical traditions evolved into the music that we call jazz, and its development up to the 1942 American Federation of Musicians recording ban. An exploration of the early 17th century will look at the pre-history of jazz and how it came to be, whilst a visit to the early 20th century will focus on the music of Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk in New York, visiting musicians from New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City on the way.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in jazz and/or early American History.

What can I expect?

The course will mostly be theoretical, although there will be some listening during each class and a playlist of recommended audio materials for use outside of the course. By the end of the course, you can expect to be able to identify characteristics of jazz music, where they came from and how they developed.

About the Course Tutor

The course has been developed and will be taught by Miguel Gorodi.

Miguel Gorodi is a London based jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer and teacher, performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music. The Brass Faculty Chair for the Jazz Department at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, he has been teaching at the school for a couple of years on undergraduate and postgraduate classes in jazz rhythm and one-to-one lessons. He also covers the occasional jazz history lecture.

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