Jazz & the City: A Research Project on Jazz in Graz
Jazz & the City: Identity of a Capital of Jazz is a 2-year research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and conducted at the institutes for jazz and jazz research at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (KUG). The work involves historical, analytical and artistic research and investigates the role of jazz in the formation of identity in the city of Graz. This presentation will introduce the project and its research branches and will provide some interesting information on the history of jazz in Graz with a particular focus on the significance of Graz as a European forerunner regarding the academic institutionalization of jazz. The lecture will also discuss the academic role of artistic research in jazz.
Project Website: www.jazzandthecity.org
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