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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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AMST 214 - History of American Jazz


1 unit(s)
(Same as MUSI 214 ) An investigation of the whole range of jazz history, from its beginning around the turn of the century to the present day. Among the figures to be examined are: Scott Joplin, “Jelly Roll” Morton, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis. Brian Mann.

Prerequisite(s): one unit in one of the following: music, studies in American history, art, or literature; or permission of the instructor.

Alternate years. Not offered in 2017/18.



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