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JALC Announces New Swing University Course Packages

Mike Lawson • News • August 1, 2013

Kicking off Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) 2013-14 education season, JALC introduces new Swing University discounted course packages. For the first time, jazz fans can register for three courses – one course in each Fall, Winter and Spring term – for a discounted rate.Kicking off Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) 2013-14 education season, JALC introduces new Swing University discounted course packages. For the first time, jazz fans can register for three courses – one course in each Fall, Winter and Spring term – for a discounted rate.

Swing University’s new course packages, designed by JALC curator and renowned historian  Phil Schaap, include courses exploring the following topics: “High-Energy Jazz from 3 Deities,” focusing on the contributions of Albert Ayler, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Tatum; “70 Years of Jazz Genius,” a study of the careers of John Coltrane, James P. Johnson, and Jelly Roll Morton; “3 Breakthroughs That Reshaped Jazz,” how bebop, the evolution and development of big band jazz, and the Chicagoans influenced rhythm, orchestration, and improvisation; “Become a Jazz Expert in 3 Easy Steps,” a core curriculum designed as the backbone of Swing University, Jazz 101, 201, and 301 courses.

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