Jazz Studies

Jazz Master Class Video

Jimmy and Percy Heath

Jazz Master Class Series, NYU Steinhardt

Excerpts from the DVD recorded on November 14, 2004 at the Center for Jewish History, NYC.

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The Jazz Master Class Series

Part of being an artist is being a teacher. Directly or indirectly, through their work or their words, artists teach. In this series of DVDs, some of the most important jazz artists are presented in a unique master class setting. They perform, they talk about their lives and work, students play for them and they comment and instruct those students. Students discuss their expectations before the class and their thoughts after the class. Viewers will observe learning taking place, and come to understand how great artists think, perform, and teach. We hope this series will inspire others to videotape and document artists as teachers and teachers as artists.

Produced by:

Dr. David Schroeder, Director Jazz Studies, NYU

John Snyder, President Artists House Foundation

Executive Producer:

Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, Director Emeritus, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU

These recordings were made possible by the generosity of the Norma and Rosita Winston Foundation and the Herb Alpert Foundation

Available Titles:

Barry Harris

Jimmy and Percy Heath

Hank Jones

Cecil Taylor

Clark Terry

Toots Thielmans

Phil Woods

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