Jazz & Blues
Talks & debates

The Impact of Jazz: Jazz and Everyday Life

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Figure out how jazz infiltrates your daily life 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 was the defining music of the interwar era, but in the final session of the day, Dr Roger Fagge (University of Warwick), Nick Gebhardt (Birmingham City University), Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Sarah Raine (Birmingham City University) explore how jazz is part of people's everyday lives today. Focusing on the ordinary contexts in which we most often hear jazz, from supermarkets to advertising to airports, the panel discusses the uses people make of it and the many ways they engage with it.

This panel is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by researchers from Birmingham City University and Warwick University.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Free, but ticketed