Interested in participating in the International Artistic Jazz Research Symposium this autumn in Vienna?
To be held in partnership with the Institute for Jazz Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the Jam Music Lab Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna you have until 19 August to submit your ideas.
Inaugurating a network and according to its website looking at a range of academic interests including specifics of artistic jazz research and best practice models, proposals for contributions should include: title, name, institutional affiliation, country, type of contribution, abstract and a short CV. Speakers/panelists for the October event include Andrew Bain and Mike Fletcher from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Full details via thesymposium website.
1 Pat Metheny Extraordinary achievements down through the decades whether on world tours with the Pat Metheny Group, his own innovations (for instance the pioneering use of guitar synthesizer and his own 'robot' Orchestrion) or with such icons of free music as Ornette Coleman and Derek Bailey and in his interpretations of the music of John Zorn, the Missourian continues a story picked up by Charlie Christian and continued by Wes Montgomery in terms of innovation, new dialects and vocabulary, sheer virtuosity and joy in performance.
2 George Benson. The ultimate communicator.
3 John Scofield. A bluesician at heart.
4 John McLaughlin. Into the mystic: IndoJazz innovator.
5 Carlos Santana. Latin-jazz and rock master.
6 Kenny Burrell. Made history with Jimmy Smith.
7 Bill Frisell. Guitar everyman. Americana and freebop distilled.
8 Terje Rypdal. Prog jazz exemplar and icon.
9 Lionel Loueke: Afrojazz innovator.
10 Eivind Aarset: Scandi “futurejazz” innovator.
11 Mary Halvorson: Avant, post-Derek Bailey, icon.
12 Russell Malone Mainstream accompanist par excellence,
13 Kurt Rosenwinkel Consummate skill coming out of the heart of jazz.
14 Julian Lage: Now in his prime: can cover anything.
15 Marc Ribot: From Tom Waits to Ayler can do it all.
16 Phil Robson: influential jazz-rock consolidator.
17 Mike Stern: Has his own fearsome sound. Huge chops.
18 Mike Walker: north of England legend. Stylistically unique
19 Wolfgang Muthspiel: sublime chamber jazz practitioner and more.
20 Kevin Eubanks: knows how to reach the heart of the matter and communicate