Register Now for History of Jazz Spring Course

History of Jazz will be offered in the Spring 2018 semester!

History of Jazz is listed in the UMaine Catalog under MUS 298 — Special Subjects in Music, Section 001.

Taught by Jay Bregman, this course is recommended for all B.A. music students, particularly Jazz concentrators, B.M. in Performance students, and music minors!

The course explores the origin and development of the improvised American form of music popularly known as Jazz. Special emphasis is placed on African-American culture in its broader historical context; how this led to the development of the music, its social as well as artistic significance; study and analysis of the various Jazz styles, through exposure to the music; especially to the recorded performances of its major innovators.