Jazz – from the beginning to the 60s

Course code: 19008
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Thursday 2pm-4pm Fortnightly
Starts: 7-Feb  Ends: 28-Nov

A program of all types of Jazz with some audio but mostly video content, stimulating a desire to explore new artists, performances and styles of Jazz, and to enhance participants’ enjoyment of and interest in the many forms of Jazz. David’s definition of Jazz is quite broad so be prepared for some interesting surprises. Program suggestions are invited.

David has recently discovered that Youtube has an enormous amount of freely available, very interesting videos featuring legendary artists and orchestras from 1920’s to the present. Most of it is not available on DVD’s and David will be showing and discussing carefully selected items. The 60’s in the course title indicates the stylistic end date not the date of the recordings and performances to be presented.

This class alternates on Thursdays with David’s Classical Music class. A schedule of class dates included in the course description on our website, baysideu3.org under ‘2019 Courses’. Print copies are also available at each class and at the office.

David Peake
David has been a collector of recordings and a student of jazz since 1955. Over the years, he has broadened his appreciation and knowledge to cover almost all types of jazz – traditional, classic and modern. He has a very substantial collection of LPs, CDs, DVDs and books.  David believes that he has a great deal of knowledge and understanding of jazz which he wants to share with others.

Last updated 4 November 2018

2019 Jazz class schedule

Please note: Class dates may change when David takes holidays during the year.

  • 7 February
  • 21 February
  • 7 March
  • 21 March
  • 4 April
  • 18 April ( school holiday class )
  • 2 May
  • 16 May
  • 30 May
  • 13 June
  • 27 June
  • 11 July ( school holiday class )
  • 25 July
  • 8 August
  • 22 August
  • 5 September
  • 19 September
  • 3 October ( school holiday class )
  • 17 October
  • 31 October
  • 14 November
  • 28 November