50 years of jazz from Europe
Edinburgh Napier University
16th and 17th of July, 2016
Continental Drift is a unique and dynamic conference hosted by Edinburgh Napier University, in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Through a programme of panel discussions, presentations and performances, the conference will present informed and lively debate around the ontology of jazz in Europe, and cast an eye to the future of jazz in the region.
Reflecting the theme of the 2016 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (50 years of European Jazz) this unique conference will present a range of panellists with academic expertise and practical experience in key areas of activity that underpin the practices and ecology of European jazz. The conference is aimed at a broad audience including academics, educators, musicians, music students and jazz-fans, and will provide an opportunity for insight into (and the critique of) the communities, networks, institutions and industries that support and sustain jazz in Europe.
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