The new season starts on 28 September with 'Explorations in Jazz'.
Dr Graham Platts will present a course of seven sessions in Wenhaston Village Hall, Hall Road, Wenhaston providing an introduction to various aspects of Jazz.
It begins by considering Mainstream Jazz, a post WW 2 phenomenon that arose when Jazz was taking radical new directions. The 'Spanish Tinge' is reviewed, an early influence on the music and its performers that continues to feature strongly, and some Jazz singers, 1920's-1950's on whose work others built their careers. 'Piano Jazz' will enable us to see how styles developed from WW1, while 'Billie Holiday and Lester Young' is a portrait of an enduring collaboration between two exceptional Jazz musicians. 'Jazz in Britain' is considered to see how musicians in this country responded to what was happening on the other side of the Atlantic and the course ends by considering some musicians who contribute to 'Contemporary Jazz'.
Explorations of Jazz will run between Friday 28 September and 16 November with a weeks break at half term .
The fees are £52 for 7x 2 hour sessions.
Concessionary fees are available according to WEA policy and online booking is available at wea.org.uk
For further information contact Barry Norrington, Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As in the past the first session will be a 'taster', no fee taken, so come and give it a try.