Course Description

Doug Clarke, celebrated jazz guitarist, adjunct faculty Brookdale Community College

Take a nostalgic look back to the swing era with an in depth look into the evolution of the Big Band sound through the music of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, The Dorsey Brothers, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway and many more. Learn how the singers Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee got their start. Listen to the Big Band sound of the 1930s and 40s and see the cultural impact of the music and its effect on society from the dance crazes it inspired (the Lindy Hop and the Charleston) to the clothes (Zoot Suits) and radio broadcasts (Let’s Dance) that were a result of the music.

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Section Title
The Swing Era – The Music of the Big Bands
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Jul 20, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $39.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2023
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