Jazz History For All: Part IV- 1959 to Today
– Doug Goodkin, Instructor

●  Dates: (6) Mondays, April 12- May 17, 2021
●  Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm, PST (Those in unworkable time zones can participate through recordings.)
●  Cost: $150.00 per (6) week session

Course Description: 1959 was an extraordinary year in jazz history. Albums released included Miles Davis Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out , John Coltrane’s Giant Steps,and Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz to Come and indeed, the shape of jazz over the next 60 years can all be traced back to that seminal year. This last section of our Jazz History series will look at the new developments of bossa nova, Latin jazz, jazz-rock and world music influences, a look at the extraordinary legacy of saxophonists Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, pianists Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, the emergence of women in jazz (Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Esperanza Spalding and more), all the way to today’s artists who are continuing to move the music forward. A special feature (to be confirmed) is a discussion with drummer Herlin Riley and vibraphonist Stefon Harris) about the state of jazz today. 
Course Instructor: With over 45 years as a music teacher and jazz pianist, Doug brings his passion for both in ways that are understandable, engaging and thought-provoking. As described by one student: “His classes are a beacon of hope in dark times.”

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REFUND POLICY: A full refund will be issued to payments cancelled within 24 hours of the course starting. Refund requests and cancelations made after the 24 hour deadline will be at the discretion of the San Francisco International Orff Course Board.

RECORDED SESSIONS INFORMATION: Recording Policy: Each faculty member will determine their own recording policy, which may include anything from no recordings to recording the class and sharing it with those in attendance for a predetermined time.

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