Jazz with Jim - History of Jazz Survey

Thu, Oct. 5, 2017 7:00pm — 9:00pm | Add this to Calendar

"Jazz is a music with an African foundation, which came out of an American environment."

— Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974)

From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, our Jazz With Jim series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.  

Join us for the whole series or select your classes a la carte. Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase.

Purchase your Jazz With Jim Series Pass HERE
$30 Member, $35 General Admission

Jazz With Jim I - Thursday October 5, 2017
Get your tickets HERE
$10 Member, $12 General Admission

Origins and Early Jazz through the 1920’s – Ragtime, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Buddy Bolden, Freddie Keppard, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Joe “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Bix Beiderbecke, Lillian Hardin, and Earl “Fatha” Hines.


Jazz With Jim II - Thursday October 12, 2017
Get your tickets HERE
$10 Member, $12 General Admission

The 1930’s and Early 1040’s: An Array of Big Bands, Unique Vocalists and Instrumentalists – Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, John Hammond, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Mary Lou Williams, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Nat King Cole, Charlie Christian, and Art Tatum.


Jazz With Jim III - Thursday October 19, 2017
Get your tickets HERE
$10 Member, $12 General Admission

The 1940’s and 1950’s:  Latin Jazz, Be-Bop, Cool, and Hard Bop – Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Machito, Mario Bauzá, Norman Granz, Lennie Tristano, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, John Lewis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Sarah Vaughan, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Smith, and John Coltrane.


Jazz With Jim IV - Thursday October 26, 2017
Get your tickets HERE
$10 Member, $12 General Admission

The 1960’s to the Present: Miles Davis and the Fusion He Fostered – Kind of Blue, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, The Miles Davis Second Great Quintet (1964-68), Bitches Brew, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Keith Jarrett, Return To Forever, Michael Brecker, John Patitucci, Jason Moran, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Glasper.


James Cauter, M.A.

Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery.  In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music.  Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.

As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years.  I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.

— James Cauter, Seattle Central College



« Back to Calendar