Preparation and performance of literature from the Hard Bop Era of the 1960’s to current
contemporary repertoire for jazz combo. Course emphasizes jazz improvisational and
ensemble performance, sight-reading, and the ability to perform a variety of jazz
styles in a small group environment. Open to all students by audition. Auditions held
at first class meeting. Participation at all scheduled performances is required. Course
repetition is required by CSU or UC for completion of a bachelor’s degree. The limit
for this course is four enrollments.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 16-18
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 32-36
Prerequisites: Demonstration, through audition, of intermediate to advanced level proficiency in
instrumental or vocal technique, and music reading.