London Jazz Festival symposium, Thinking With Jazz, Southbank Centre, Sunday 24 November

London Jazz Festival logoText below from the LJF website. Academic speakers through the day include Prof Walter van de Leur, Prof Andrew Dubber, Dr Nick Gebhardt. I’m chairing the panel on jazz festivals, with John Cumming (Serious/London Jazz Festival), Steve Mead (Manchester Jazz Festival). Gonna be a good day!

THINKING WITH JAZZ

Come and tune into a series of panel sessions that investigate the structure, resonance and importance of jazz in today’s cultural environment. Co-hosted with Tony Whyton and George McKay, leading lights in the team that produced the international research project, Rhythm Changes – Jazz Cultures and European Identities, this programme forms the centrepiece of a new collaboration between the Festival and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme.

2pm – THE VALUE AND IMPACT OF JAZZ FESTIVALS

3pm – THE JAZZ INDUSTRY – LOOKING FORWARD

4pm – LOOKING BACK TODAY

5pm – WHY RESEARCH MATTERS – THE CONTEXT OF JAZZ IN 2013

Venue: Level 4 Blue Bar. We look forward to seeing you at our Birthday Party!

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