Jazz: A Listener's Guide

Midwest MS Carpenter Bx. 2, Fl.# 114, Krazy Kat, printed score, 1922, Cover
Midwest MS Carpenter Bx. 2, Fl.# 114, Krazy Kat, printed score, 1922, Cover
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, June 11 – July 30

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Online Registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Karl E.H. Seigfried

Gain a deeper understanding of America’s original music–from a listener’s perspective. We will explore jazz from the ground up, starting with the instruments and idioms of jazz and then focusing on key eras of jazz history. We will study the development of early jazz in New Orleans, the Swing Era, bebop, jazz on Chicago’s South Side, and more. No previous familiarity with the idiom is necessary.

Karl E. H. Seigfried is a bassist and guitarist and has played with Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, John Medeski, and many other jazz greats. He has also created award-winning jazz albums of his own compositions.

Materials List

Required:

  • All required listening and viewing will be available on the dedicated YouTube channel for the course.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $220.
Online registration for this class is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.