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Koret Discover Jazz

Koret Discover Jazz

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Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Koret Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults. Each series offers an in-depth look at the life and work of some of jazz music's most enduring legends, and includes stellar live performances by critically-acclaimed guest artists, rich multimedia presentations featuring historic recordings, and engaging Q&A.

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
Koret Foundation

Get one class FREE when you purchase the entire series.

OCT 9–NOV 6

FROM POST-BOP TO HIP-HOP

What "happened" to jazz during and after the 1960s? What role did rock, funk and soul play in its evolution? How can we connect jazz to today’s contemporary music? These topics and many others are the subject of this four-class series exploring the jazz lineage and its musical “offspring.” Among the many artists we will survey are Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, and many more! From the post-bop evolution to the hip-hop revolution, we will uncover some of the groundbreaking artists whose work blurred the lines between jazz and popular music.

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OCT 9–NOV 6

FROM POST-BOP TO HIP-HOP

What "happened" to jazz during and after the 1960s? What role did rock, funk and soul play in its evolution? How can we connect jazz to today’s contemporary music? These topics and many others are the subject of this four-class series exploring the jazz lineage and its musical “offspring.” Among the many artists we will survey are Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Wayne Shorter, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, and many more! From the post-bop evolution to the hip-hop revolution, we will uncover some of the groundbreaking artists whose work blurred the lines between jazz and popular music.

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MAR 11–APR 1, 2020

GLOBAL VOICES — WOMEN IN JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD

The international tapestry of female jazz performers is a testament to the legacy of America’s truly universal art form. In this series, we highlight extraordinary artists who have embraced and adopted jazz as a vehicle to frame their distinct cultural expressions. From the deep grooves of Angélique Kidjo (Benin) and Oumou Sangaré (Mali), to the fire-power of Hiromi (Japan), the blazing tenor saxophone of Melissa Aldana (Chile), and the cadre of Cuba’s genre-defying percussionists, we celebrate some of the powerhouse women carving their niche in the jazz and world music landscape.

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MAR 11–APR 1, 2020

GLOBAL VOICES — WOMEN IN JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD

The international tapestry of female jazz performers is a testament to the legacy of America’s truly universal art form. In this series, we highlight extraordinary artists who have embraced and adopted jazz as a vehicle to frame their distinct cultural expressions. From the deep grooves of Angélique Kidjo (Benin) and Oumou Sangaré (Mali), to the fire-power of Hiromi (Japan), the blazing tenor saxophone of Melissa Aldana (Chile), and the cadre of Cuba’s genre-defying percussionists, we celebrate some of the powerhouse women carving their niche in the jazz and world music landscape.

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