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European Jazz Conference 2017

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European Jazz Conference 2017
Cankarjev dom
jny: Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 21-24, 2017

The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record two hundred and twenty conference attendees [Europe Jazz Network members ...

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European Jazz Conference 2016

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European Jazz Conference 2016
National Forum of Music
jny: Wroclaw, Poland
September 22-25, 2016

We have two ears and only one mouth so perhaps we should listen more than we speak. This old maxim is often credited to Hellenistic philosopher Zeno of Citrium, though who's to say he ...

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12 Points 2015

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12 Points 2015
Project Arts Centre
jny: Dublin, Ireland
April 15-18, 2015

In an international calendar absolutely bulging with jazz festivals, 12 Points--conceived in Dublin by Improvised Music Company in 2007--stands out as one of the more original. It's not just the diversity and quality of the music that sets Twelve Points apart, ...

Tony Whyton: What Does Jazz Do For You?

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[The first installment of interviews with leading jazz academics as part of All About Jazz's new Rethinking Jazz Cultures series begins with Professor Tony Whyton, Director of the Salford Music Research Centre at the University of Salford.]

Wherever you stand on what constitutes jazz music, jazz history and its great historical figures/landmark recordings, Tony ...

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All About Jazz Launches Rethinking Jazz Cultures - A Series Of Interviews With Jazz's Leading Thinkers

All About Jazz Launches Rethinking Jazz Cultures - A Series Of Interviews With Jazz's Leading Thinkers

All About Jazz presents a new column under the banner Rethinking Jazz Cultures—a monthly series of interviews by Ian Patterson with some of the leading thinkers in jazz today. Though New Jazz Studies is in fact 25-years old, there is a burgeoning growth in academic jazz research on a global level. The Rethinking Jazz Cultures monthly ...

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Beyond A Love Supreme

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The following is an excerpt from “Composition/Improvisation" chapter of Beyond A Love Supreme by Tony Whyton (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013).

Composition/Improvisation

A good example of the way in which binaries shift according to context can be seen when A Love Supreme is described either as a composition or an improvisation. Conventionally, ...

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Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures

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Rhythm Changes
Media City UK, Salford
Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference
Manchester, UK
April 11-14, 2013

The study of jazz in academic institutions may be a relatively modern trend, but the presence of over a hundred academics from South Africa to Russia and from America to Portugal at the Rhythm Changes: ...