Swing University Winter 2019 Schedule

Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz

Full course registrations for Jazz 101 are sold out.  Single tickets are still available.

January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, and 13

Do you love jazz and want to learn more about it? Join us for one of today’s best introductions to our nation’s greatest art form! In Jazz 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Jazz, we’ll help you develop your ears to hear the many details and intricacies that make this music so endlessly fascinating and guide you through the history and development of the styles. Instructor and Swing University curator Seton Hawkins will provide your introduction to jazz; no musical knowledge is required.

Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center

6:30-8:30 pm

Jazz 101 syllabus


The Best Jazz Albums You’ve Never Heard

With Loren Schoenberg

February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, and 18

All Jazz fans have come across new discoveries of artists or albums, whether browsing in a record store or listening to the radio. In fact, the history of Jazz is filled with incredible masterpieces, so many that we sometimes overlook some truly magical gems. Join Loren Schoenberg as he guides you through a different history of Jazz, exploring some of the most exceptional, yet somehow underrated, recordings of the music’s history! Sign up for this class and fall in love with Jazz all over again.

Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center

6:30-8:30 pm


The Great Jazz Drummers

With Michael Carvin

Full course registrations for The Great Jazz Drummers are sold out.  Single tickets are still available.

February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, and 19

You love Jazz drums and Jazz drummers, and maybe you have a favorite, but do you know why certain drummers get you moving to the music? Join Michael Carvin, one of Jazz’s greatest drummers and one of its most legendary drum teachers, as he guides you through the history of Jazz drumming. Learn directly from the master as he demonstrates different drumming styles, shows you how the style of drumming changed and evolved, and gives you in-depth listening insights into the percussion approaches of legends like Papa Jo Jones, Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton, and many more!

Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center

6:30-8:30 pm


88 Keys:  A History of Jazz Piano

With Helen Sung

 

ONLY 5 SEATS AVAILABLE

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28

Please note that February 28 and March 21 class nights will be taught by Loren Schoenberg.

Please note that February 28th’s class will be held at the Juilliard School of Music. Please emailswingu@jazz.org for questions.

Perhaps Earl Hines is your favorite pianist, maybe it’s Art Tatum, or maybe Bud Powell, or maybe Herbie Hancock? As you’ve explored the history of Jazz, you’ve encountered many brilliant piano players who have made extraordinary contributions to the art form. But how did they do it? And how did the style of Piano playing change throughout Jazz’s history. Join one of today’s great pianists, the incomparable Helen Sung, as she discusses the history of Jazz piano, highlighting its greatest practitioners through discussion, records, and live performance!

Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center

6:30-8:30 pm


Jazz 201:  A Fan’s Guide to Jazz

With Ben Young

March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 27, May 1 and 8

You know Louis Armstrong, but how about King Oliver? You know that the big bands got bigger, but do you know why? You know about Miles Davis, but do you know just how many styles of jazz he helped invent? If you want to take your knowledge and passion to the next level, sign up for Jazz 201: A Fan’s Guide to Jazz and discover new depths to the music you love while encountering another world of artists and styles.

Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center

6:30-8:30 pm