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Jazz Giants: How Did They Compose?

Professor Cecil Lytle

This appearance by Osher favorite Cecil Lytle will feature a discussion and performance of the composition techniques of celebrated jazz performer and composers Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.

Instructor: Cecil Lytle is both a classical and jazz pianist. He previously served as chair of the Music Department and Provost of Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego. Although semi-retired, he regularly teaches classes in La Jolla and in Paris where he teaches a Global Seminar entitled, “Jazz in Paris.” He is a founding member of the award-winning Preuss Charter School at UCSD. In 2016 UCSD Chancellor Kosla awarded Lytle the Revelle Medal in recognition of his sustained, distinguished, and extraordinary service to the campus.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey

Course Number: OSHR-70022   Credit: 0 units

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