Conversation: National jazz agencies

Mar 23 2012 Published by under News

As part of our discussion at the research team meeting in Lancaster, our Project Leader Tony Whyton raises this issues of the official national jazz agencies and the extent to which they might be more protectionist than promotional.

Is there a role for national jazz agencies in actively blurring the lines and fostering collaborations across Europe?

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Hard questions and too many cameras

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

Some final questions for Tony before the gig at the Bimhuis prove to be just a bit too much…

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Tin Men, Hip Hop and Jazz

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

Tony explains the influence of hip hop on his music.

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Tin Men are not jazz purists

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

Tony talks about the influences on his music from outside the world of jazz.

Tin Men and the Telephone perform tonight at the Bimhuis, at the opening of the Rhythm Changes conference in Amsterdam.

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Playing to jazz academics

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

Is it daunting to be performing jazz to a room full of international jazz academics?

Tin Men and the Telephone perform tonight at the Bimhuis, at the opening of the Rhythm Changes conference in Amsterdam.

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Why the name ‘Tin Men and the Telephone?’

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

Tony explains the origins of the band’s name.

Tin Men and the Telephone perform tonight at the Bimhuis, at the opening of the Rhythm Changes conference in Amsterdam.

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The factory of Tin Men

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Events

The Tin Men and the Telephone album (available at the Bimhuis performance tonight) is a wonderful piece of creative packaging. It’s also a very good album.

The CD is attached to a 12″ vinyl LP and packaged in a gatefold record sleeve. In Tony’s flat, the kitchen has been converted to something of a cottage industry. These things don’t make themselves you know…

Tin Men and the Telephone perform tonight at the Bimhuis, at the opening of the Rhythm Changes conference in Amsterdam.

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Introducing Tony Roe

Aug 29 2011 Published by under Events

Tony Roe at Cafe Harlem
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I’m in Amsterdam a few days early to prepare for the upcoming Rhythm Changes conference. One of the first events of the conference is a performance by Tin Men and the Telephone.

Bandleader Tony Roe is a PhD student who is researching the relationship between technology and improvised jazz music performance, so we thought it would be a good idea to spend a bit of time with him this week and learn a little bit about his research and his approach to the music.

I met him in a cafe in Harlemmerstraat and asked him to introduce himself…

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