Time: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructors: [Independent Producer]

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Swing University VIRTUAL Winter Term
Classes: February 6-April 14 ... Sign Up Now!

Swing University offers engaging virtual classes for jazz fans, enthusiasts, and students of all backgrounds and levels. The fun and informal classes are taught by industry experts and veteran musicians. Learn more about jazz history, discuss new and classic tunes, and discover listening methods that will improve your concert experiences.

With a total of 14 courses like Finger Buster: The Music of Stride Piano, Djangology: The Music of Django Reinhardt, Yardbird Suite: The Genius of Charlie Parker, The 1920s and the Blues Queens, Swinging on a Star: The Music of Bing Crosby, and Jazz 201*, among others, this term is sure to have a course for everyone.

Mon, 2/6-4/10, 7pm: Jazz 201*: A Fan's Guide to Jazz
Tue, 2/7-28, 7pm: Journey of the Blues
Wed, 2/8-3/1, 7pm: Hootie's Blues: The Life of Jay McShann
Thu, 2/9-3/2, 7pm: Optimism Blues: The Music of Allen Toussaint
Fri, 2/10-17, 7pm: Finger Buster: The Music of Stride Piano
Sat, 2/11-25, 3pm: Free Form: The Genius of Joe Harriott
Fri, 2/24-3/3, 7pm: Djangology: The Music of Django Reinhardt

Sat, 3/4-25, 3pm: Uptownship: The Life of Hugh Masekela
Tue, 3/7-28, 7pm: Music is the Weapon: The Life of Fela Kuti
Wed, 3/8-4/12, 7pm: Yardbird Suite: The Genius of Charlie Parker
Thu, 3/9-30, 7pm: The 1920s and the Blues Queens
Fri, 3/10-4/14, 7pm: Swinging on a Star: The Music of Bing Crosby

Thu, 4/6-13, 7pm: Making of a Masterpiece: Lady in Satin
Tue, 4/4-11, 7pm: Making of a Masterpiece: Kind of Blue

Swing University is bringing back its certificate program! Students who pass the exam in Spring 2023 will receive a certificate signed by Wynton Marsalis. It is recommended to take Jazz 101, 201, and 301 and join the Blindfold Listening Sessions, available to All-Access Package buyers, to prepare for the exam.

Single Course: Starting at $20

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Swing University Office Hours

You are welcomed to join weekly Swing U Office Hours with Seton Hawkins on Saturdays, February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 at 5pm ET.
Movie Nights
You are welcosme to join the Swing U team for jazz-themed Movie Nights on Sundays, February 19, March 12, and April 2 at 7pm ET.

Swing University Blindfold Listening Sessions
In preparation for the Jazz 301 exam in June 2023, we are offering free blindfold listening sessions to help train your ears to identify Jazz musicians. They are held on Sundays, February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 at 5pm ET.

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