Blue Note Era Jazz
The Blue Note Era Jazz ensemble will study and perform the music of Blue Note artists recorded from 1960 to the present. Students should have some knowledge of this idiom and artists such as Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Hank Mobley, and Horace Silver. In this course, students will participate in weekly supervised rehearsals. Students will gain experience in performing original music of this era. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.