Education

Swing U - Great Arrangers of Jazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Online

http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.squarespace.com/swing-u

Price

Class prices vary

Event Dates

Jun 07, 2021

Jun 14, 2021

Jun 21, 2021

Jun 28, 2021

When

7:00pm ET Mondays

Jazz at Lincoln Center

INSTRUCTOR: TODD STOLL

While we might be dazzled by the soloists in big bands, ultimately it is the arrangers who give each band its unique identity, its unique characteristics, its unique sound. While arrangers are too often ignored or underrated, in this course Todd Stoll—Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center—will walk you through the styles of some of the music’s greatest arrangers.

All classes will be conducted live, and are not archived for future viewing.

Please note that a link to access your nightly classes will be found in the confirmation email you receive with your order. Nightly classes do not stream from this page.

 

PURCHASE BY INDIVIDUAL WEEK • ALL CLASSES 7PM ET

WEEK 1 • JUNE 7 – BILL CHALLIS AND JOHN NESBITT   REGISTER

We kick off our course by checking out two of the 1920s’ great innovators in arranging: Bill Challis and John Nesbitt. Both artists developed utterly unique arranging styles, and each achieved renown in the 1920s arranging for iconic Detroit ensembles.

WEEK 2 • JUNE 14 – DON REDMAND AND BENNY CARTER   REGISTER

In Week 2, we look at two of the most iconic and influential arrangers of all time: Don Redman and Benny Carte!

WEEK 3 • JUNE 21 – JIMMY MUNDY AND GERRY MULLIGAN   REGISTER

In our third week, we explore the changes and evolution of Jazz arranging as the music moved into the 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. We’ll explore the arranging styles of two profoundly influential writers: Jimmy Mundy and Gerry Mulligan.

WEEK 4 • JUNE 28 – THAD JONES, FRANK FOSTER, AND TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI   REGISTER

Jazz arranging continued well past the big bands’ heyday, with new generations of arrangers developing astonishingly new approaches to writing and arranging. We close out our class by exploring three of these artists: Thad Jones, Frank Foster, and Toshiko Akiyoshi.