Live Performance Jazz Group History Live Performance – If you choose to report on a live performance, it must be a college level or above performing group.
No high school. You must report on the entire concert, or on at least one set (usually about an hour) if you are hearing a jazz group in a nightclub. Be sure the group is a jazz group and not a blues group or a rock group. If you are not sure, better find something else. Going to jazz clubs in Kansas City is a great way to find good local jazz talent. See the D2L site for club suggestions.
Compact Discs –You must report on all the music contained on the CD. If you discuss only part of the music, your report will not count. The list below is a good place to begin when you are choosing a CD. CDs must be cleared with your professor if you are writing about musicians not listed below.
YouTube – Your report must include a discussion of at least three different YouTube videos.
Live Performance Jazz Group History and List of Musicians
The list below will be helpful as you search for videos to write about. YouTube videos must be cleared with your professor if you are writing about musicians not listed below.
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Jelly Roll Morton
The list above is just a suggestion. Other important people we discuss in class could be written about as well. It should be easy to find recordings of these artists at your local outlets, in iTunes, or on YouTube. Avoid “best of” recordings. If you want to write about a person not included on the list, email me and I will let you know if they are appropriate. For example, Kenny G is not an acceptable choice.