Our latest guest post features Dr. Mark Doffman, from the University of Oxford, introducing his research on improvised jazz performances – digging beneath the apparent mystery of spontaneous musical group creativity to examine the interactions and gestures that lie beneath and the context in which they operate.
This 20-image Pecha Kucha presentation by University of Glasgow PhD candidate Alison Eales gives a lively introduction to to the history of the Glasgow Jazz Festival.
An account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws with a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.
This report summarises the outcomes of a major audience development initiative supported by the Arts Council of England’s New Audiences Fund, A Tale of Four Cities.
This Guide for New Promoters [is] aimed at all under-represented forms of music, jazz being first off the starting block.
Advice on getting and doing gigs, focused on jazz musicians.
Based on interviews with a broad range of jazz musicians and promoters, this report highlights the quality, quantity and diversity of jazz that is performed and promoted in the North West of England.
In the second of our guest blog posts, Dr Dave Allen from the University of Portsmouth writes about popular music in Portsmouth from 1944 till 1969. For more about the project, see the website here, or read Dave’s excellent blog. Pompey Pop In 2010 I came to Edinburgh University to describe my project “Pompey Pop” which covers popular music in …