The Impact of Jazz: Jazz, Technology and the Media
Part of EFG London Jazz Festival
Contemplate the impact of technology on jazz in this talk, part of a study day packed with enlightening talks and discussions, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
University of Liverpool's Head of Music Professor Catherine Tackley presents a day of discussions on how the arrival of jazz impacted Britain in the 1920s and 30s, from art and design to everyday domestic life. Pop in for one session, or for the whole day.
Jazz developed hand-in-hand with technology which both enabled its dissemination and influenced its development. Recording is perhaps the most obvious instance of this, but the appearance of jazz in film and on emergent BBC radio were also important in bringing experiences of jazz to a wider domestic listenership. Dr Nic Pillai (Birmingham City University), Paul Cuff (University of Warwick) and Professor Tim Wall (Birmingham City University) explore the impact that jazz had via these new media forms.