Jazz History 101 (Full Online Course Content Only)


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Online Distance Learning Your Own Home
12/1/13 12/1/50 Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall


Jazz History 101 is a tuition-free online class consisting simply of selected readings and curated musical examples. It is meant to be a simple and self-guided class, nothing more. The course offers an extensive overview of the origins and development of jazz genres throughout history. Figures studied include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, and others. Students will develop a broader understanding of the historical icons and jazz genres, finding themselves better prepared for other New York Jazz Academy courses. After taking this class, your next step will be to develop an understanding of jazz as it relates to the historical timeline, in addition to understanding what jazz means in a broader context, including artists’ influences on particular jazz styles and trends, social implications, and more. If you wish to pursue more jazz history studies, NYJA® Online offers live lessons and online tutorials in Jazz History, where you can choose to be paired with one of our many expert instructors for a more personalized and engaging study on this significant topic.

About Online Course Access

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  • NYJA Online course content has no expiration date. Once you have been added to a NYJA® class, you will have access to online material indefinitely, so feel free to use your online account as a valuable resource of materials for years to come!
  • Live tutorial sessions expire 6 months from the date you make your initial tuition payment for the program.