• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-08-2022 to 12-08-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Charles Mingus Jr. (1922-1979) was a jazz double bass player with a career spanning three decades. He also played piano, composed, and worked with jazz bands. As a major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians in history. His collaborations included such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-13-2022 to 12-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:30 PM-05:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Although the earliest fans of Frank Sinatra (1915-98) were enthusiastic "bobbysoxers," Sinatra shaped his vocal stylings by copying the tricks of jazz musicians. Placing a high priority on self-education, he was a born entertainer who succeeded in making the challenging leap to Hollywood, also becoming one of the most beloved balladeers of the 1950s.... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2022 to 12-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Larry Williams was a great Rock'n'Roll singer/songwriter and the Marvelettes and the Shirelles were a great all-female vocal groups. What could they possibly have in common? They influenced one of the most influential Rock'n'Roll bands in music history. Come find out all about... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 01-11-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Legendary composer Jerome Kern once said, "Irving Berlin is American music." This class will explore, through recordings and film clips, the dozens of classic standards written by Irving Berlin throughout the course of the 20th century including Cheek to Cheek, There's No Business Like Show Business, How Deep Is the Ocean, and White Christmas, among... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-29-2023 to 03-29-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Venn
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Interested in how music influenced culture and vice versa in the 60s and 70s? Come examine the influence of the rock genre of Western culture and how Western culture, in turn, influenced music. Learn about the early roots of rock, the British Invasion and what the psychedelics were saying about the civil rights movement, Vietnam and drug culture. Journey... read more
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