MUSC 1234 – Jazz History I
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
This course familiarizes the student with the history of Jazz, from its early beginnings to current jazz practices, in the context of the prevailing social and economic conditions of the day. The principle exponents and various styles including BeBop, Cool Jazz, 3rd Stream Music, Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion/Jazz Rock will be examined in terms of their contributions to the development of Jazz and Popular music, with a view to fostering an appreciation and understanding of its role, value, influence on today’s musical world and establishment of trends for the future.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department.