In the early 20th-century, African-American musicians gave birth to one of the world’s most beloved musical genre, jazz. Even in the United States, jazz forms have always been greatly varied, and include many sub-genres such as ragtime, blues, big band, swing, and others. It is no wonder that the rest of the world has adopted this complex, yet universally appealing musical style to create new and exciting musical idioms such as bossa nova (Brazil), Latin jazz, Humppa (Finland), and Manila Sounds (Philippines). In this course, we will discover these diverse forms of jazz from around the world by listening to the music, and learning about the origins of those fusions.
- School of Music
- Arts and Sciences
Dr. Miroslav Hristov is Founder and Co-Director of the University of Tennessee School of Music’s Annual Violin Festival where over 100 participants gather to attend lectures, master classes, and perform alongside world-renowned guest artists. He is also Founder and Director of the University of Tennessee’s Ready for the World Music Series, which brings renowned artists to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world, emphasizing each region’s contribution to western classical music.