This workshop will involve a series of musical encounters between participants and performers in non-conventional performance spaces (such as a parking lot, an office building, a freeway flyover, and so on) in order to test their assumptions about what jazz is, where it happens, and why it matters. We will explore the communicative dimension of jazz performance and consider the different aesthetic issues that emerge between performers and audiences as they negotiate their assumptions and beliefs about the music. It will also take place within the context UNESCO International Jazz Day and will take into account the impact of the music’s global significance on its everyday occurrence.

Keynote Speaker TBC

Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics

Cheltenham Workshop
Date TBC
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Venue TBC
Cheltenham Spa, UK