NYU Steinhardt

The Roots of Jazz: An Original American Art Form

  • Course Number: MPAJZ-GE 2078
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: By exploring the development of the musical traditions found within specific regions of the US & beyond, this class will focus on people & events that helped shape the evolution of jazz music. We will explore the circumstances & coincidences that propelled jazz into the world as viewed through the lens of cultural, social, technological, political & religious implications.
  • Old Course Number: E85.2078