Muziek: Inleiding in de jazzgeschiedenis

Vakbeschrijving Muziek: Inleiding in de jazzgeschiedenis
Collegejaar: 2018-2019
Studiegidsnummer: 5100KM04
  • Drs. Wouter Turkenburg
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Nee
EC: 5
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III, IV
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  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Wel Avondonderwijs
  • Wel A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

For this course there are no admission requirements.


This course gives an insight into the origins of the historical styles of jazz music.Improvisation and swing play an essential role in this. In addition to this the social, cultural and economic backgrounds against which jazz developed will be explored. The usual historical classifications fall short when describing the developments in jazz during the last three decades. In class we will approach the historiographical problems that have arisen in de classical history of jazz. Possible alternatives will be presented for the approach and classification of contemporary jazz.


Dates and time

2018-2019, Second semester.

Monday evenings from 18.30 to 20.00 hrs.

Work group meetings:
Monday 4 February 2019
Monday 11 February 2019
Monday 18 February 2019
Monday 25 February 2019
Monday 4 March 2019
Monday 11 March 2019
Monday 1 April 2019
Monday 8 April 2019
Monday 15 April 2019

The exam will be online and will be distributed after 15 April 2019.


The lectures/workgroups take place at Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden, room 228.
The exam takes place at room 147 of the Lipsius building.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and knowledge video clips.

Assesment method

Online exam with auditory questions and using video material.


  • Ted Gioia, The history of jazz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • additionally: Scott DeVeaux & Gary Giddens, Jazz. New York: Norton, 2009.


Register for this course via uSis.


Ir. Rogier Schneemann, Academie der Kunsten
Wouter Turkenburg, telefoon: 070 315 14 00, e-mail:

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