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WICN JAZZ COURSE: FALL 2019 SEMESTER BIG BANDS

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This Fall, WICN’s commitment to Jazz education will swing in a new direction, with the first course offering focused on Big Bands!

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This Fall, WICN’s commitment to Jazz education will swing in a new direction, with the first course offering focused on Big Bands! This semester, Professor Ben Young will lead “Big Bands: The Development of an American Jazz Orchestra.”

This eight-week course introduces how big bands function, along with an examination of how the ensemble sound has grown and changed throughout the last century. We’ll demystify the concepts and terminology and help you to listen better to this extraordinarily rich field of music. We will of course focus heavily on the Swing Era of 1935 through 1950, but also follow the unique sounds that belong to the prehistory of big bands in the hands of Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, and others, and the continuing adaptation of big band sounds into modern times—highlighting Sun Ra, the Vanguard Orchestra, and several standout groups here in New England.

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