New Orleans Jazz (and Beyond)

The course resumes a discussion of New Orleans Jazz with a focus upon one of its originators and arguably jazz's first great composer and arranger, Jelly Roll Morton. Having read the book Mr. Jelly Roll, the class will discuss and listen to audio
segments about Morton. R&B and jazz bandleader Deacon John Moore will be a guest lecturer and the class will discuss the book Up from the Cradle of Jazz as well as hearing selected audio samples of New Orleans R & B, soul, and funk.