2021 Spring



Eight More Giants of Jazz

Instructor: Frank Johnson

Mondays • 8 classes – 3/15-5/3 • 1:00 PM

Class size 5-24 students
13 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

This is a continuation of the fall 2020 Eight Giants of Jazz.This course is an examination of the music and lives of eight more historic and influential jazz musicians. Each week we will discuss the work of a major figure of the post-war period. We will consider the musicians’ career, the evolution of their musical style, and their influence on both contemporaries and future artists.Classes


Frank Johnson has a lifelong passion and interest in African-American music: jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, soul, and Afro-Latin. He has a collection of over 4,000 albums covering these genres. In addition, he has a personal library of over 250 books on African-American musical styles, musicians and cultural influences.