The Jazz Century - From Cakewalk to Culture

Thursday 10.15 - 12.15

A decade-by decade jazz journey, from 1900 to 1999, with guided commentary/discussion and numerous musical examples. From the dance halls and sporting houses of New Orleans to Carnegie Hall and the greatest concert stages around the world, jazz has travelled far both geographically and culturally. America’s greatest indigenous musical form, soon to become a World Music, prompts us to ask about the men and women behind its development and what they contributed. What would jazz become by the end of the twentieth century? This course celebrates some of the many pioneers who have kept us dancing and enriched our lives.

Terms & Conditions

  • Course Tutor: Dr Graham Platts
  • Course Duration: 10
  • Course dates: 20 Sep – 29 Nov
  • Half Term: 25 Oct
  • Price: £48
  • Location:

    Birkbeck Room