Jazz History (MUSC 1206)

The history of jazz, introducing important stylistic developments and focusing on major innovators such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Their work is examined through recordings, transcriptions and scores. As well, literature and social history from each period are introduced. The three eras covered are circa 1896-1930, 1930-1960 and 1960-present.


Prerequisite: History and Literature of Music 1105

Corequisite: Materials and Structure of Music 1203

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