Monday, December 9, 2013

Jazz Class! Get enriched with Dr. Ettman in Sarasota & Long Boat Key

New Jazz Enrichment Classes for 2014
Presentations by Dr. Henry Ettman,
Jazz Educator and Musician
Two Offered at Pierian Spring Academy,
Argosy University campus, Sarasota.
5250 17th Street.

The Roots of Swing: How the Jazz Age of the Roaring 20s
Shaped the Big Band and Transformed America’s Music.

     Prohibition, ragtime, urbanization, technology, the Great Migration and
     the mob were among forces transforming early jazz into America’s pop
     music of the swing era.  Share archival videos, recordings, photos and
     discussion as we explore the great bands, cities and venues that shaped
     the music of the era. 
Six Wednesdays, Jan 15-Feb 19 from 2:30-4:30.  $85 or call (941) 716-2471

The Swing Era: The Big Bands, Singers, Venues and Social
Forces that Made Jazz America’s Popular Music.

     From 1935-45 big band jazz became America’s most popular music and the
     centerpiece of our first “youth culture”.  Re-live those exciting times through
     archival videos and photos, recordings and discussions as we explore those
     great bands, soloists and singers, and their impact on today’s music.
Six Wednesdays, Feb 26-April 2 from 2:30-4:30.  $85 or call (941) 716-2471

One Offered at the Longboat Key Education Center
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL.

The Heartbeat of Jazz: Masters of Strings, Skins and Ivories.

     Share in the excitement and discovery of music from the great pianists,
     bassists, drummers and rhythm sections, whose innovative styles energized
     jazz.  Archival videos, recordings, photographs, discussion and      
demonstration by some of our area’s great musicians will illuminate classes.
Four Mondays, Jan 6-Jan 27 from 3-4:30.  $85 or call (941) 383-8811

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