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Rethinking Jazz Education

David Ake

in Jazz Matters

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780520266889
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520266889.003.0006
Rethinking Jazz Education

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This chapter discusses jazz education and the shift from urban nightclubs to schools as the primary homes of hundreds of jazz composers and musicians. However, this shift continues to be marginalized, ignored, or belittled throughout the wide range of jazz discourse. The chapter also examines several deeply held conceptions of jazz history and music education in order to encourage people to reconsider the roles that schools currently play in the development and spread of jazz music.

Keywords: jazz education; urban nightclubs; schools; jazz discourse; jazz history; music education

Chapter.  7498 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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