Jazz Testing


A Brief History of Jazz: Modern Jazz

Professor Anna Celenza / Georgetown University – $29 for the single class.

The class about Modern Jazz will be 90 minutes, presented live from 11:00am – 12:30pm EST on Saturday, March 6

A link for viewing will be sent to you 1-2 days before the class.

Modern Jazz

This class will explore the explosion of jazz styles that took place during the 2nd half of the 20th century, from “Hard Bop” and “Cool” to “Free Jazz” and “Fusion” Professor Celenza will explore the demographics of jazz audiences and ponder the genre’s future. And of course, students will listen to some great music – including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and more.

Anna Celenza is the Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including Jazz Italian Style: From Its Origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra, and her most recent book, Music that Changed America.  In addition to her scholarly work, she has served as a writer/commentator for NPR’s Performance Today and published eight award-winning children’s books, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. She has been featured on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, including the BBC’s “Music Matters” and C-Span’s “Book TV.”

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