Why Jazz? How this music known as jazz came to be and how it influenced modern day music (MHI2002.01)

Jen Allen

In this course we will walk through the timeline of how this music, often known as jazz, came into existence and how it proceeded to open doors for many other types of music.  We will look at how the social and political atmosphere of the early 1900s in New Orleans created the perfect environment for the creation of a new and unique music.  We will walk through the early 1900s through today and see how this music paved the way for music like r&b, rock, hip hop, and other popular musics.  We will explore the meaning of the word “jazz” and dive into how this music is unlike any other.

Learning Outcomes:
To understand the origins of jazz
To see how this music has progressed over the years since it began
To understand how this term "jazz" is used and to think critically about whether it's a good word for the music we will explore
To be exposed to many new styles of music that are under the jazz umbrella

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Black Studies , Fully In-Person , History , Two Credit