IASJ Research Conference 10,11 Nov. 2023

IASJ Research Conference 10,11 Nov. 2023

IASJ Research Conference

Aesthetics in Jazz in the 21st Century

Graz, Austria,10,11 November 2023

Conference Update #1, 15 July 2023

Palais Meran, Kunst Universität Graz, Austria

Aesthetics in Jazz in the 21st Century

On 10 and 11 November in Graz, Austria, the conference 'Aesthetics in Jazz in the 21st Century' takes place in the Palais Meran of the University of Music and Performing Arts.


Seven speakers and a keynote speaker, present their views on how in this century, opinions, visions, judgements, and aesthetic choices are made by musicians, audiences, and the decision makers in jazz.


You are invited to attend the conference. Please fill out the 'participation form' on the website of the conference. In this form, you can propose to present a paper as well:

Participation Form


Detailed information on the six strands, the six main topics of the conference can be found in the 'call for papers':

Call for Papers


The conference is a result of the collaboration between the Institute of Aesthetics in Music, the Institute for Jazz Research, and the IASJ. Andreas Dorschel, André Doehring, Kurt Ellenberger, Ed Partyka and Wouter Turkenburg are the organizers. You can read more about their collaboration on the homepage of the website of the conference.

Homepage Aesthetics in Jazz in the 21st Century


A conference with an extraordinary name, and with an extraordinary content, asks for an extraordinary keynote speaker. 'Follow your bliss to the crossroads' is the title of the speech to be held by Jack Hues.


Jack Hues is the lead singer, guitarist, and composer of the iconic band Wang Chung, whose string of hits including Dance Hall Days and Everybody Have Fun Tonight made them one of the most successful bands of the 1980s.

Hues studied music at Goldsmiths College and at the Royal College of Music in London. His writing throughout his career demonstrates wide-ranging interests in jazz and classical music, literature, and    philosophy.


Keynote by Jack Hues


IASJ activities:

2023 IASJ Jazz Conference, Graz, Austria: 10,11 November 2023

link to the website of the conference


2024 IASJ Jazz Meeting: Tel Aviv, Israel: 1-6 July 2024

2025 IASJ Jazz Meeting: Ulaan Batar, Mongolia

IASJ main website: iasj.com

IASJ mail address: info@iasj.com


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