This module will focus on selected jazz styles which fit approximately into the sixty years between 1920 and 1980. Taking a broadly chronological approach, six main jazz styles will be covered: early jazz, swing, bop, modal jazz, free (and avante-garde) jazz, and jazz fusion. This survey will, of course, acknowledge that these styles were influenced by historical, cultural, geographical and other factors, but the main focus of the module will be on the styles themselves. Each of these styles will therefore be investigated primarily through looking at musical parameters such as, harmony, rhythm and tempo, as well as investigating structural tendencies, improvisational approaches and instrumental roles in the repertoire. Similarly, various influential figures such as Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Chick Corea will be discussed mainly with regard to their contributions to jazz styles.