This course follows the growth of jazz over its first 100 years as it evolved from entertainment into an art form. Explore major styles such as blues, bebop, cool jazz, and bossa nova, and the stories of the musicians who defined them.

In addition, discover the sociological forces that shaped jazz history into a history of freedom, both personal and musical. This class is designed for students of all skill levels, all instruments, and for anyone interested in the history of jazz. Knowledge of music theory is not a requirement for enrolling in the course.

For more information, please contact Contemporary Music Chair, Jeremy Castillo,


Jazz History

Levine Campuses

Sep 20, 2021 - Jan 10, 2022

Mondays, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuition Assistance

Levine Music is dedicated to providing quality music education for all students, opening our doors to anyone who wants to learn music, no matter their ability or financial circumstances.