Your writing assignment will be to attend a concert of live jazz and write a review approximately 800-1200 words in length. You must include some background history on the main artist or artists from the concert, where they are from, where they live now, how they learned how to play jazz, and any notable achievements they have accomplished. Please use acceptable sources when researching, and cite them where necessary. Please include your references at the end of the paper. Your review should describe the makeup of the band (including names of all the main players), and the kind of jazz being performed (traditional, modern, free jazz, fusion, etc.). Include descriptive critiques of the music, evaluating specific tunes if possible. This review is subjective, so please reveal your personal opinion about the music, how it affected you, whether you liked it or not, and why.
The concert review must be of a concert of jazz in its entirety: THE WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT and HOLIDAY CONCERT are NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR A REVIEW.
College student jazz performances are acceptable; students of high school age and younger are not.