Jazz is America's classical music. In a four part lecture series, recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Dr. Billy Taylor, noted jazz pianist, historian, and educator, shares glimpses of his extensive knowledge of jazz music from its roots in the African-American slavery experience, through the early days of ragtime, and onward through swing, bop, and progressive jazz.
A new technology exploration, done by Internet Multicasting Service has resulted in a new curriculum piece - "What to Listen for in Music" - recorded live at the Kennedy Center, with hypertext background information to peruse while you listen to the lecture! We point also to the free software, RealAudio - that lets anyone with a 14.4 connection and a Mac or PC to listen and learn without the conventional audio loading lag. This is a great example of interactive multimedia curriculum!