Choose one of the six videos of jazz concerts linked below, and then write about what you saw and heard. This
report should include the following:
- a description of the band (the types of instruments/singers)
- descriptions of the music—This is the most important part!
-Describe the overall style–is it similar in any way to any of the styles we have studied or any other music that
you have heard?
Pay attention to the music, and take note of things that you find interesting. You can organize your paper in any
way that you’d like, but here are some ideas for things that you could include.
-Point out any musical techniques that you recognize from our discussions in class (improvisation, blues-like
melodies, syncopation, call and response, etc.)
-Describe one of the pieces that was played: who played the melody, who played improvised solos., and how
did the piece end?
-Point out any aspects of the performance that you either liked or didn’t particularly like. Was there anything
that you found surprising or unusual?