Jazz at Lincoln Center announces that they are now offering a limited selection of online videos of some of their jazz education classes for those who can not attend their programs in person. Not only can you watch the recorded lectures, you can see concert performances and commentary on those performances, all carefully tagged and outlined in the sidebar. Not as good as a live classroom, but then again its totally free.
Among their current offerings:
- Master Class with Gerald Wilson and The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble: a master class led by legendary jazz composer/arranger/bandleader Gerald Wilson, in which he traces his history working with jazz greats Jimmy Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington as well as conducts the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.
- Jazz Talk: Walkin’ and Swingin’: Mary Lou Williams: Explore the impact of pianist, arranger, and jazz educator Mary Lou Williams, with special guests Dr. Tammy Kernodle, Mulgrew Miller, and Father Peter O’Brien, S.J. As one of the few widely recognized female instrumentalists in jazz, Williams defied the limits of style and her time to create her own unique and virtuosic voice.
- Jazz 101: Bebop Overview : Come along as Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Curator, Phil Schaap, relays the history of bebop. Filled with glorious stories and legendary examples from bebop greats Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Schaap guides listeners through the finer points of this musical revolution.
- Trombone Master Class: Two Sides of the Slide: Delve into the richness of the trombone with masters Joseph Alessi and Wycliffe Gordon as they demonstrate the ins and outs of both classical and jazz trombone. Assisted by trombone students from The Juilliard School, Alessi and Gordon coach and critique both individual and section playing. While classical students play jazz and jazz students play classical music, Alessi and Gordon provide their expertise with invaluable techniques.
Head to http://www.jalc.org/jazzED/streamin to check them out.