Jazz 17: Building Blocks of Jazz—Latin Jazz I

Matt Henry, Director of Percussion Studies at UMSL joins Phil Dunlap to discuss Latin Jazz which was developed as salsa, or dance music. Phil and Matt explain and demonstrate two of the most important instruments in Latin Jazz, the claveâ and the conga.


Building Blocks of Jazz explores the fundamentals of jazz with Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis. His lively lessons often feature special guests who bring their own expertise into play. Find interesting instruction on everything from Groove, to Rhythm to Latin Jazz.