Jazz and Modernism in Mid-Century America

GENINT 731.298
Osher (50+). In this course, we explore the post World War II sound of cool jazz, and its relationship with other mid-century modern movements in the fields of art, architecture, design, literature, film, and popular music. 
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Starting at $135.00
As few as 10 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

Cool Jazz emerged not long after World War II and introduced a new approach to both composition and jazz improvisation. It was a style, attitude, and approach that created an image of cool intellectualism which helped define modern jazz of the 1950s. This course explores a ten-year period defined by Miles Davis, beginning with his album Birth of the Cool (1949) and ending with Kind of Blue (1959). In between there was a significant and well-publicized cool movement on the west coast as well as a lesser-known but important series of events on the east coast. We explore it all through the music and musicians that contributed to the cool jazz approach including Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Shorty Rogers, Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, June Christy and many more. We also explore the relationship of cool jazz with other mid-century modern movements in the fields of art, architecture, design, literature, film, and popular music. This includes Miro, Picasso, Charles and Ray Eames, Jack Kerouac, John Hubley, The Case Study Houses, Playboy Magazine, Marlon Brando, James Dean and more. The course is richly illustrated utilizing rare recordings, film footage, photographs, and memorabilia drawn from the vast archive of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Monday 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Instructor: Ken Poston
364627
Fee:
$135.00
60 days left. Enroll by Jan 14, 2019
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Notes

No meetings January 21; February 18.

Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jan 14, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Jan 21, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Jan 28, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Feb 4, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Feb 11, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Feb 18, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Feb 25, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Mar 4, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Mar 11, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114
Lecture
Mon Mar 18, 2019
6:30PM - 8:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114

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