Talking Jazz - Roots and Swing Conservatorium Open Academy

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Talking Jazz - Roots and Swing

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Enhance your playing by learning how the language of Jazz was developed.

Join drummer, bandleader & educator Andrew Dickeson for a “hands-on” journey through the history of Jazz. The classes this term will focus on the early evolution of Jazz music – from its roots, the melting pot of New Orleans and through to the swinging sounds of Chicago, Kansas City and New York in the 1930s.

With a practical focus on listening and watching the great artists of this music, and group discussion, as well as providing plenty of resources should you want to “dig deeper”, this course is sure to enhance and enrich the playing of musicians of any level.


Great experience with Andrew Dickeson! He’s an awesome teacher, engaging, really knows his stuff, and after each two hour class of listening and analyzing pieces, I came away with “Wow, that was great!” Summer 2020

Andrew knows his stuff and keeps it interesting!