History of Jazz
Jazz spans a period of over 100 years and encompasses a range of music from ragtime to the present day. This course will explore the history of jazz and will provide an insightful overview of the different eras of jazz. Each class session will examine a different jazz style period including Early Jazz/New Orleans, Swing/Big Band, Bop, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Free Jazz and more.
This course will be led by jazz legend and Gary native, Mr. Billy Foster. Mr. Foster is a respected pianist, composer, educator, producer and host of the "Billy Foster Jazz Zone." As an active professional musician for the past 35 years, Mr. Foster has performed across the U.S. with others, as well as with his own groups. He has written and produced recordings with both “Billy Foster And Audio” and the “Billy Foster Trio.” He is a featured soloist on two of guitarist Henry Johnson’s CDs on MCA Records.
Day: Wednesday evenings
Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 12 hours. Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.