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Jazz and Cultural Identity In and Out of Europe

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Jazz and Cultural Identity In and Out of Europe

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This conference will bring together the latest research in jazz as it has been appropriated, assimilated and created/recreated in European culture. As the question of Europe is being put under pressure by Brexit and nationalist movements across the continent, this conference will seek to situate jazz as both a marginal and mainstream cultural practice which is inherently borderless and multivalent. We invite you to explore the intersections between jazz and European music, analyse key performers and genres which have emerged out of European jazz movements, contextualise the development of jazz in Europe in terms of cultural, political and historical forces, or offer new insights into the current state-of-play in contemporary European jazz. The conference committee will consider a broad range of jazz, from trad jazz to free jazz, from gypsy jazz to Nordic jazz, and will be particularly interested in the environments which jazz flourishes and how these have shaped the music’s reception and development in Europe, including festivals, jazz clubs, journals and conservatoires.

Keynote speakers include: George McKay, Catherine Tackley and Alyn Shipton

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