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Varis Leichtman Studio

Beginner's Guide to Jazz (101)

Week Two: New Orleans and The Great Migration

Can’t commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply).

We say that Jazz was born in New Orleans, but why? What was special about that city, and the people in it? During this class, we will explore the cultural make-up, the unique diversity, and the interplay of cultures you find in New Orleans. We’ll also listen to some of the earliest musical styles to come out of there, and we’ll give you insight into what the very earliest forms of Jazz might have sounded like. As we move along, we’ll get into the era of recordings, and hear some of the first jazz records, and trace the development of Jazz’s solos and structures.

 

Visitor Info

Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th floor

Broadway and 60th Street

 

Customer Service

212-258-9877

Price Info

$35 per person