Jazz with Jim I: Be-Bop, Cool, and Hard Bop
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Public tickets on sale Thurs, August 29.

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. 

This lecture is part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival presented by BIMA in partnership with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz.

Featured topic: Be-Bop, Cool, and Hard Bop

Follow the bouncing dots between Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Clifford Brown, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, George Shearing, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond,  Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Wes Montgomery.

About 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.


Oct 10, 2019


Frank Buxton Auditorium



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