The Evolution of Jazz

GENINT 711.254
Osher (50+). This course follows the evolution of jazz from the turn of the last century into the 21st century.
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Starting at $125.00
As few as 7 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Identify jazz music roots
  • Understand the evolution of jazz music
  • Identify major jazz musicians and their influences

About this course:

Jazz came out of a mixture of blues, ragtime, brass-bands and syncopated dance music in New Orleans at the turn of the last century. This revised course covers the pillars of both musical forms—jazz with Louis Armstrong and Jellyroll Morton, and the blues with Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, and B.B. King. We then follow jazz as it moves upriver to Chicago to hear Eddie Condon and Bix Beiderbecke; then New York where it burst forth from the big bands of Basie, Ellington, Goodman, and Dorsey with vocalists Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. In California, we discover bebop with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie "Bird" Parker and cool jazz with Chet Baker and Dave Brubeck. Finally we look at how jazz is evolving in the 21st century with a new breed of musicians who are creating an innovative sound that challenges convention and defies categorization.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Patrick Collins
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Fee:
$125.00
42 days left. Enroll by Apr 2, 2019
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Notes

Plus members pay only $37 for this course. Visitors not permitted. You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 10, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Apr 2, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Apr 9, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Apr 16, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Apr 23, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Apr 30, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue May 7, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue May 14, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119

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