The Composer/Arranger

The Composer/Arranger

Discover Jazz

The Language of Jazz

Tuesday, October 18, 7:00pm
at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Thelonious Monk
The Composer/Arranger Series: Discover Jazz Course 2  

The Composer/Arranger

While jazz is an improviser’s art form, the soloists all looked to the composer for inspiration. Often borrowing from unexpected sources such as Broadway show tunes or Tin-Pan Alley hits, artists like Duke Ellington, Fatts Waller, and Thelonious Monk showed that jazz musicians were gifted and creative composers, surprising even the most critical ears with their sophistication and artistry.

In class three, we'll discuss and get to know some of the most famous jazz compositions, learning how the pen influenced the growth and development of jazz as much as the best improvised solos.


Featured Guests:

Guest appearances by trombonist/composer/arranger Wayne Wallace and pianist/composer/arranger and SFJAZZ Director of Education Rebeca Mauleón.