Course Description

Doug Clarke, celebrated jazz guitarist, adjunct faculty, Brookdale Community College and special guest vocalist Lyell Gressitt

Come explore the history of jazz through discussion and live performance.


May 4th: Learn about the roots of jazz and listen to recorded musical selections from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Harlem Stride pianists James

P. Johnson, Willie “the Lion” Smith, Art Tatum and more.

May 11th: Take a nostalgic look at the swing era and its evolution into modern jazz. Hear the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, The Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.

May 18th: Enjoy a live performance with guitarist Doug Clarke and vocalist Lyell Gressitt as they play and discuss the music of the Great American Songbook. The performance will include music by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin as well as Brazilian classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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Section Title
All That Jazz – A Blend of History and Performance
10:00AM to 12:00PM
May 04, 2023 to May 18, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
COURSE FEE non-credit $79.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 27, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 27, 2023
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