MUS 311 - Jazz History

Traces the origins and evolution of jazz from a sociological and musical context. Topics include: ragtime, New Orleans traditions, swing, bebop, hard bop, cool, free, avant garde, fusion and contemporary styles; emphasis on artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 110, MUS 115, or MUS 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017