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Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Swing University Releases Spring 2013 Schedule

Jazzed Magazine • News • March 22, 2013

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Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) continues its 25th anniversary education season with the Spring Term of Swing University. This term marks the return of old favorites such as Ragtime led by leading ragtime scholar Terry Waldo ; Free Jazz led by jazz historian and WKCR’s Ben Young ; the popular Jazz 101 taught by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner; and the course Charlie Christian, a career retrospective on a pioneer of electric guitar led by guitarist and head of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, Vincent Pelote. Piani st virtuoso Connie Crothers teaches her final course with Swing University, the widely loved Lennie’s Listening Lessons, as the primary teaching disciple of Lennie Tristano himself.

Swing University, led by JALC curator and renowned historian Phil Schaap, offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of jazz through courses for everyone – from novice to aficionado. Insight and expertise are shared by award – winning jazz scholars, historians, and musicians who have witnessed the history first – hand. The Spring Term courses are led by some of the most respected names in the jazz community: Vincent Pelote, Vincent Gardner, Ben Young, Connie Crothers, Terry Waldo and Phil Schaap.

The full Spring 2013 Term course schedule can be found at

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