Learn the material of some of today’s most innovative artists and hip-hop groups while enhancing your performance skills in this ensemble dedicated to hip-hop jazz. You’ll study and perform songs from groups such as Anderson.Paak, KING, Hiatus Kaiyote, A Tribe Called Quest, The Internet, Thundercat, Bilal, Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu. Students will study hip-hop culture and its influences, while applying those studies to their own compositions. With an emphasis on stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy, the instructor will guide the band and vocalists through the history of hip-hop jazz, in a course geared towards an end-of-quarter performance.
9/20 – 11/29 (10 weeks) no class 11/22
Lilan Kane • $450
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