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[Past Event] New York: The Epicenter of 1950s Jazz | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

New York City came late to the jazz party, but by the end of the 1950s had firmly established itself as the world’s jazz mecca. This four-part offering will examine the “Golden Age” of jazz and the diversity of styles that focused around NYC in this pivotal decade, including bebop music from Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, the big band sounds of Duke Ellington, the lingering styles of artists like Louis Armstrong, and the progressive motions of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays, Aug. 23, 30; Sept. 13, 20 *1:00 - 2:30pm* (4 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Todd Samra, D.A., is a musicologist, teacher, composer, and arranger who earned his Doctor of Arts at Ball State University. Dr. Samra is well regarded as one of the most dynamic lecturers on the Monterey Peninsula.