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Jazz and the City symposium at EFG London Jazz Festival, 12 November 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-11-48-02To celebrate the conclusion of the AHRC-funded Impact of Festivals project, the EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 is hosting a mini-conference on Jazz and the City at the Southbank Centre’s Level 5 Function Room on Saturday 12 November, 2-5 pm.

2.00-2.30pm Jazz and the City: Festival researcher-in-residence Dr Emma Webster, and Professor George McKay of the University of East Anglia, explore today’s programme and their current AHRC project, The Impact of Festivals.

2.45-3.45pm Festivals and the City:  A chaired panel exploring how festivals are shaped by cities and places and how festivals in turn shape them. With vibraphonist Orphy Robinson, Mikey Martins (Freedom Festival, Hull) and Steve Rubie (606 Club).

4.00-5.00pm Musicians in the City: A chaired panel on life as a musician in the city, featuring saxophonist Andy Sheppard, pianist Sarah Tandy (Tomorrow’s Warriors) and Charles Umney (Leeds Business School).

This is a free set of events—for more information, email

Do join us for what will be a fascinating afternoon thinking about jazz cities, jazz musicians, and jazz festivals. #jazzlife.