Duke Ellington: Life & Legacy (Zoom Only)

OSH 268 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: ARR

Course Description: Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's most brilliant jazz composers of the twentieth century. Ellington's classics include "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Mood Indigo," and "I Let a Song Get Out of My Heart." Ellington's legacy is that he remains one of the greatest talents in all of jazz, a remarkable feat considering the history of jazz is packed with legendary names. His influence over musicians is as important today as it was during Ellington's time.

Week 1 A Biographical Timeline

Week 2 Artists Influenced By Duke - Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges.

Week 3 Duke Ellington Music Analysis. Background in depth study of Duke's compositions.

Week 4 Duke's Music "It Don't Mean a Thing", "Mood Indigo,"  "Sophisticated Lady."

Week 5 Sacred Concerts.

Week 6 Essentially Ellington is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world.


Instructor: Mr. Brian Murphy  


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person and via Zoom (hybrid), in-person only or via Zoom only. Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2021-2022 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2021-2022 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2021 Ends: 7/31/2022
Course OSH - 268, Section 75
Starts: 10/25/2021 Ends: 12/6/2021
Meets on: Monday
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: ARR
Price: $80.00 Enroll Now