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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Swing University 2014 Fall Term Course Offerings

For Immediate Release


Swing University Free Open House
Thursday, September 4 at 7pm

New York, NY – July 28, 2014 – Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the Swing University 2014 Fall Term course offerings, including “BeBop” taught by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Trombonist Vincent Gardner, and “Discography” taught by world-renowned scholar and biographer Ed Berger. A new specialized course, “Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake,” will explore the lasting contributions of these two great American composers. This course, taught by pianist and Ragtime aficionado Terry Waldo, who was personally mentored by Eubie Blake, gives attendees an exceedingly rare glimpse into the dawn of Ragtime.

The Swing University 2014 Fall Term begins September 2 and courses take place in the Irene Diamond Education Center at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Registration is now open. The Swing University free Open House takes place on September 4, at 7pm, in the Varis Leichtman Studio at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Refreshments will be served.

Swing University, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s higher education program, introduces attendees to jazz, illuminates the music’s history and places it within a modern context. Swing University faculty includes award-winning jazz scholars, historians, and musicians who have witnessed and guided the art form’s history and current practice, including Bill Charlap, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Lewis Nash, Vincent Pelote, and many others.

“Swing University has developed the reputation of being one of the most serious and intensive jazz history programs in the world," says Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education, Jazz at Lincoln Center. "The scholars and artists that make up our faculty are among the most esteemed jazz educators you will find. Only in New York City does one have this amazing opportunity.” 

Swing University courses are $115 to $226. Single class tickets, $35 each, are available for purchase at the door on the evening of each class. For more information, email swingu@jazz.org. Click here to enroll online. To register by phone or for more information regarding discounts for students, JALC subscribers, members, and Swing University alumni, call 212-258-9922. Click here for the complete 2014-15 Swing University course descriptions.

Bloomberg is the lead corporate sponsor of Swing University.

Jazz at Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges
The Irene Diamond Fund for its major support
of programming in the Irene Diamond Education Center.

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