Even as we approach 60 years since his passing, Charlie Parker remains one of Jazz's most towering and influential figures. Join us and learn about one of Jazz's musical legends in a course taught by JALC Curator Phil Schaap, the world's preeminent scholar on Bird.
Jazz 301 with Phil Schaap
Taught by the school Curator Phil Schaap, Jazz 301 is the most advanced Jazz survey course in the world and provides students with detailed and nuanced insights into all aspects of the music's history.
One of Jazz's most beloved and immediately recognizable pianists and composers.Thelonious Monk left behind a remarkable recorded legacy and a series of compositions that have become some of Jazz's most revered standards. Professor Larry Ridley, who was Monk's bassist, takes you to the heart of this Jazz master.
For students ready to take their knowledge of Jazz history up a notch, trombonist and educator John Wriggle offers Jazz 201. Following the same story line as Jazz 101, this course offers deeper listening, more listening instructions, and discusses a greater breadth of Jazz musicians.
Bix Beiderbecke, who played the trumpet-like cornet, was a giant of improvisation who helped make Jazz a soloists' music in the 1920s. Trumpeter Randy Sandke plays Bix's music around the world and is a universally beloved authority on the music.