Music: Introduction Jazz History

Course description Music: Introduction Jazz History
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 5100KM04
Teacher(s):
  • Drs. Wouter Turkenburg
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 5
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • Yes Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

For this course there are no admission requirements

Description

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.

Schedule

Second semester. Classes take place at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building (Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES Leiden), room C014, Mondays from 18.45-20.15.

First lecture: Monday 1 February 2016.
Last lecture: Monday 21 March 2016.
Written test: Monday 4 April 2016 (also in C014, 18.45-20.15 hrs).
Please note: There is NO class on Monday 15 February!

Mode of instruction

Lecture.

Assesment method

Written exam with auditory questions

Literature

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

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.

Contact

Ir. Rogier Schneemann, Academie der Kunsten
Wouter Turkenburg, telefoon: 070 315 14 00, e-mail: w.turkenburg@admin.koncon.nl

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