|Dates||Departure from U.S.:||Sat., June 25, 2016|
|Arrival:||Sun., June 26, 2016|
|Mandatory Orientation:||Mon., June 27, 2016|
|First Day of Class:||Mon., June 27, 2016|
|Last Day of Class:||Fri., July 29, 2016|
|Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
|Sat., July 30, 2016|
Paris, (the home of revolutions in dress, politics, food, and wine) was the first country outside of the United States to embrace and promote American jazz in the 20th century. The Negro military bands serving abroad during World War I returned to Paris to create a "Second Harlem" in the Montmartre District.
We spend the summer following in their footsteps to understand how Jazz developed and why it was so enthusiastically received by the Parisians in the 1920s. In addition to historical lectures, films, and live music in class, we will capture the flavor of the period with excursions to the nightclubs, restaurants, concert venues, and cafes owned and frequented by these African American pioneers abroad.
The ability to speak French or read music is not necessary—a passion to learn about American jazz in Paris is required!
Cecil Lytle joined the UCSD music faculty in 1974, and continues to teach jazz history at all levels. A versatile piano artist and busy academic, Lytle regularly performs both classical music and jazz in clubs and concerts venues around the world.
He founded the UCSD Gospel Choir and jazz ensembles, served two stints as Music Department chairman, was appointed Director of the UK Education Abroad Program in London (2001-03), and was Provost of UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College, 1988-2005.
The UCSD Alumni have recognized Professor Lytle with their “Teaching Excellence Award” and he has been appointed as Artist-in-Residence in Germany and Guest Professor at the Beijing Conservatory of Music. Professor Lytle successfully led the Jazz in Paris Global Seminar summer 2012, 2013 and 2014.