Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2016 Education Programming

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2016 Education Programming

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Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced its spring 2016 education programming, including new Swing University curricula and a new WeBop family event.

Swing University Spring 2016 Term courses are now open for enrollment and WeBop Spring 2016 classes are open for enrollment on February 8, 2016.

All Swing University and WeBop courses take place in the Irene Diamond Education Center at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Swing University, Jazz at Lincoln Center's higher education program, features two new specialized classes. Early jazz scholar Rob Vrabe will lead the class on big band pioneer Fletcher Henderson. Drummer and Max Roach scholar Jerome Jennings will delve into the history of drum legend Roach.

The Swing University Spring 2016 term includes a specialized course on alto saxophone and trumpet great Benny Carter taught by jazz scholar and Carter biographer Ed Berger. JALC Curator Phil Schaap will lead Billie Holiday and the Swing Song Tradition. Trombonist and big band scholar John Wriggle will guide students through the Evolution and Development of Big Band Jazz. The fundamental classes, Jazz 101, Jazz 201 and Jazz 301, are also offered in the spring.

Jazz at Lincoln Center's early childhood education program, WeBop, hosts a Sophisticated Ladies Family Jazz Party on March 12 celebrating the legendary ladies of jazz with long-time WeBop instructor Dr. Patrice E. Turner and an all-female band. The party will feature WeBop-friendly renditions of the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and tunes such as “All of Me,” “Stormy Weather” and “Struttin.”

For the Spring 2016 WeBop term, participants will Meet the Jazz Band. Over the eight-week term, students will explore imagination, creativity, and musicality with a special guest musician each week.