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Tuesday 22 October 2019:
Chick Corea: Week Two Tuesday 22 October 2019

Tue 22 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
In Week Two, we look at the rise of Chick Corea as one of the most remarkable new voices in Jazz. Pianist Adam Birnbaum will explore Chick’s classic early works like   Now He Sings, Now He Sobs , as well as his work with Miles Davis.


Wednesday 23 October 2019:
Jazz in Europe: Week Two Wednesday 23 October 2019

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
Week Two covers explores the rise of a European Jazz scene, as artists throughout a number of countries adopt the style and achieve excellence in it. Join Ben Young as he explores the lives and music of a tremendous range of European innovators in Jazz.


Thursday 24 October 2019:
The Great American Songbook: Week Three Thursday 24 October 2019

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck, 1905-1986) started as a pianist who doubled as singer in early jazz and dance bands in his native Buffalo. Arlen began his career writing for African American singers, dancers, and musicians at the Cotton Club in Harlem, and went on to write some of the greatest Afro-centric Broadway shows ever produced, including St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, and Jamaica.


Monday 28 October 2019:
Jazz 101: Week Three Monday 28 October 2019

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
In its earliest days, one of the most crucial cities for Jazz’s development was Chicago, as masters like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong set up shop in the Windy City and set the world alight with their music. At the same time, Jazz musicians see the rising ballroom dance craze, and get on the bandwagon by form dance orchestras heralding the birth of the big bands!


Tuesday 29 October 2019:
Chick Corea: Week Three Tuesday 29 October 2019

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
Chick Corea’s incredible music continues to this very day. In the final week of class, Adam Birnbaum will look at the extraordinarily diverse projects Chick Corea has taken on over the years, and looks at his most recent works.


Wednesday 30 October 2019:
Jazz in Europe: Week Three Wednesday 30 October 2019

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
In Week Three, Ben Young explores the cabaret scene, the emergence of composers like Kurt Weill, and discusses where uniquely European takes on Jazz tradition emerge.


Thursday 31 October 2019:
The Great American Songbook: Week Four Thursday 31 October 2019

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
John Herndon Mercer (1909 - 1976) originally wanted to be the next Bing Crosby - he even followed in Crosby’s footsteps in the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and landed a movie role early on - but by the time he got to Hollywood, it was clear that his big chance was as a lyricist.


Monday 4 November 2019:
Jazz 101: Week Four Monday 4 November 2019

Mon 4 Nov 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
In this class, we’ll explore the greatest artists of the day and listen to how they changed the music.


Tuesday 5 November 2019:
Gospel Music: Week One Tuesday 5 November 2019

Tue 5 Nov 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
The first night of this three-part course will concisely cover the history of Gospel Music from its beginnings in blues with the father of gospel music, Thomas Dorsey, to the contemporary gospel music figures present today.


Wednesday 6 November 2019:
Jazz in Europe: Week Four Wednesday 6 November 2019

Wed 6 Nov 2019, 18:30 - Lincoln Center, New York
Closing out the Jazz in Europe class, Week Four looks at the impact of labels like ECM, FMP, and



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