Jazz Beyond Borders Conference 4-7 September 2014, Conservatory of Amsterdam

Aug 29 2014 Published by under Events, News

conference_logo395 papers and talks about jazz … are you coming? If by any chance you can’t make it to Amsterdam, you can keep in touch with, and contribute to, the twitter conversation via the hashtag or sharp symbol #rcjazz2014….

Keynotes from Steven Feld

…and John Gennari

Blowin' Hot and Cool

…performances and films

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Congratulations to Dr Tom Sykes

Jul 18 2014 Published by under News

At the University of Salford graduation ceremony yesterday at The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK, Dr Tom Sykes, a PhD student on the original Rhythm Changes project, was awarded his PhD.  Tom’s thesis is entitled Jazz for the I-Pod Generation. Here he is receiving his award. Many congratulations, Dr Sykes. You can view the ceremony here.

Tom Sykes PhD 2014

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Profs Tony Whyton and George McKay win University of Salford research excellence award for Rhythm Changes project

Jun 21 2014 Published by under News

We”re delighted to announce that, at the annual University Day celebration this week, Profs Tony Whyton and George McKay won the University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award for 2014. This was for the Rhythm Changes: European Jazz and National Identities research project (2010-13), that brilliantly stimulating and massively creative and fun three-year jazz jaunt, caravanserai, parade, around the New (Euro-)Jazz Studies, with partners from Graz, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Birmingham, and Stavanger, musicians, artists, festivals, academics, archivists. Yes, that project was an absolute blast—and it’s still going of course, for we have the 3rd international Rhythm Changes conference, Beyond Jazz Borders, this September at Amsterdam Conservatory to look forward to.

It’s great to get such recognition from Salford, the university that led the project. Here’s what the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Martin Hall (left, in photo below) , had to say at University Day, which was attended by 400 colleagues from across the institution.

The University of Salford is nothing without its people. Everyone has a part to play in making the University … the vibrant, pioneering and, above all, warm and welcoming institution that it is. Without you, this University would be little more than bricks and mortar. It is you who bring these buildings to life with your passion, your endless enthusiasm, your dreams, your focus on our students, your curiosity, thirst for knowledge, the need to find answers and a desire to change lives.

VC Award Salford with Tony Whyton

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