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SS-441 Contemporary Jazz Avant-Garde

3 Credits

This course examines the contemporary avant-garde jazz scene from its roots in the 1990s. During the final decade of the twentieth century, the Knitting Factory rose and fell as the global center for new and avant garde jazz music. Since then much of the scene has shifted to Brooklyn, where it has been carried forward by an exciting young generation of musicians from Park Slope and Ditmas Park to Bushwick. This course examines the history of key figures of the 1990s "Downtown" scene and the generation that followed.