*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Hearing as Jazz Musicians Hear

This course will approach jazz historically, stylistically, and biographically from the perspective of a practicing jazz musician. Issues of improvisation, swing, changing styles, melodic variation, and the perceived absence of a melody will be discussed. No previous experience with jazz listening or musical skills are required.

Instructor Bio:

Jazz trumpeter and composer, John D’earth, has appeared on over 100 recordings and video appearances. He has composed and arranged music for the Kronos String Quartet, the Kandinsky Trio, the Charlottesville Chamber Festival, Bruce Hornsby, the Dave Matthews Band, the San Diego, Atlanta, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Roanoke Symphony Orchestras. He currently directs the UVA Jazz Ensemble and teaches in the McIntire Department of Music.

Recommended Reading:

Suggested Reading: Schuller, Gunther, The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945 (History of Jazz), 2005. Davis, Miles, and Quincy Troupe, Miles: The Autobiography, 1990. Mezzrow, Mezz, and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, 2001 and 2009.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A401 John D’earth March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 Th 10:00-11:30 am Unity of Charlottesville A

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