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IAP 2010 Activity

The Art of Listening to Jazz
Alain Pacowski Jazz guitarist and a Berklee College of Music graduate
Wed Jan 20, 27, 06-07:30pm, 4-160

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

This is for the beginner. Truly appreciating Jazz goes beyond just listening to the music. We propose to cover and analyze the elements that create a jazz performance, including improvisation, interaction between the rhythm section and the soloist, and instrumentation. We look at the history of jazz and examine the contributions of the legendary masters and innovators. We provide pointers to good jazz albums, radio programs, local jazz clubs, and the current scene. This is through a combination of lectures, audio/video clips and live demonstrations by two jazz musicians. Email frenchbost@gmail.com for questions.
Contact: Priscilla Cobb, pcobb@mit.edu
Sponsor: Music and Theater Arts
Latest update: 13-Nov-2009

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Last update: 19 August 2010