The U.S. has enjoyed a wide range of music over the last century, ranging from classical to hip-hop. Join Sean Jones, Peabody Conservatory's chair of Jazz Studies, as he explores the broad canon of American music through listening, as well as the influences which prompted the music.
About the instructor:
Young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones is an internationally recognized educator who joined the Peabody Conservatory as the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies in 2018. He is a musical chameleon and is comfortable in any musical setting, no matter what the role or the genre. He is equally adept in being a member of an ensemble as he is at being a bandleader. Jones turned a six-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. In 2015 Jones was tapped to join the SFJAZZ Collective, where he was a member until 2018. During this time, he managed to keep a core group of talented musicians together under his leadership, forming the foundation for his groups that have produced and released eight recordings on Mack Avenue Records, the latest being his 2017 release Sean Jones: Live From the Jazz Bistro.
Saturdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 21
1 to 3 p.m. ET, via Zoom
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