Jazz & Swing Courses with Dr. Thom Mason in March 2018

This multi-week course will be taught by the ever-popular Dr. Thom David Mason, retired Professor of Jazz Studies at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California. Registration is not required, but the lectures are first come, first served.

This multi-media presentation is filled with musical examples, rare photos, film clips, humourous stories, and live demonstrations that stimulate, educate and entertain. Join us for entirely new lectures on:

  • Count Basie and Friends
  • Women Who Play Jazz and Swing
  • Blue Stars of Jazz and Swing
  • Jazz and Swing in the 50s and 60s
  • Jazz and Swing in the 70s and 80s
  • Jazz and Swing from the 90s to the Present

Sponsored by Palos Verdes Library District and the USC Emeriti Center College, these classes are free and open to the public.