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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Jan 18, 2018
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS229 History of Jazz 3cr


The history of jazz music, people, and culture, from nineteenth century origins to today. A survey of major artists, groups, and periods, including New Orleans jazz, the Swing Era, Bebop, and other movements. Reading of historical sources and recent commentary inform the study of jazz in American society and global culture. Guided listening builds understanding of form and structure in this art form. No knowledge of music notation required.

Prerequisites: FRSM100

Lecture
Undergraduate Elective
Fall & Spring