CFP. Beyond Genre: Jazz as Popular Music

Sep 05 2017

Beyond Genre: Jazz as Popular Music
April 19-21, 2018
Center for Popular Music Studies
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The intersections of jazz and popular music are myriad. Louis Armstrong recorded with Jimmie Rodgers and Bessie Smith; Carlos Santana recorded with Alice Coltrane; Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly featured Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and Kamasi Washington; George Benson topped the Billboard 200 in 1976; Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and Miles Davis are all inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; consider also the careers of The Bad Plus, Benny Goodman, Spyro Gyra, Kenny G, Norah Jones, and countless others.

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Welcome to the Re/Sounding Jazz Conference, Amsterdam

Aug 22 2017

The Rhythm Changes team is hugely looking forward to welcoming all delegates from all academic areas interested in jazz studies, as well as the music and creative sectors, to the latest in our international conferences on jazz, which opens at the Conservatory of Amsterdam on 31 August. Our theme, in this centenary year for recorded jazz music, is Re/Sounding Jazz.

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Rhythm Changes Conference

Oct 31 2016


The fifth international Rhythm Changes Conference a??Re/Sounding Jazza?? will take place at the

Conservatory of Amsterdam,

Oosterdokskade 151, Amsterdam,

from 31 August to 3 September 2017

Registration is open

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Rhythm Changes Amsterdam 2017 conference

Oct 03 2016

rc-team-amsterdam-sept-2016The organising committee met at Amsterdam Conservatory in late September 2016 to reflect on the Birmingham conference at Easter, and to discuss the theme and call for papers for our 2017 conference…. Announcement imminent, but do note the 2017 dates below! The committee consists of (L-R in photo) Dr Loes Rusch (BCU), Dr Christa-Bruckner-Haring (Graz), Prof Tony Whyton (BCU), Prof Nick Gebhardt (BCU), Prof Walter van de Leur (Amsterdam) and ace photographerA?Prof George McKay (UEA).


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One LP Project exhibition by William Ellis

May 26 2016

You may have had the opportunity to view the One LP Project exhibition by William Ellis at the conference, consisting large portraits in the atrium area and a series of photographs adjacent to the lecture theatre.


One LP is a unique and critically acclaimed portraiture photography project that explores the inspirational qualities of music recordings and the impact that they have on people’s lives. It consists a portrait of an artist with a favourite recording. Each photograph is accompanied by a short interview that explores the meaning and value to the subject.


The One LP project is offered as a bespoke art event consisting of a pop up exhibition with seminar/workshop options.The presentation concept has been developed to appeal to arts, music, literary organisations and educational settings.


The flexibility of its presentation modes means that an event can be tailored to your programme, either as a stand-alone or as an integrated activity.


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To enquire contact William Ellis –

Images from William’s extensive jazz portfolio –


“One LP is a marvellous idea, superbly executed. The range of subjects (human and musical) is wide indeed, often surprising, sometimes touching, always interesting. May it go on and on!”

Dan Morgenstern, Director Emeritus, Rutgers – Institute of Jazz Studies, NEA Jazz Master.


This photo is Copyright A? William Ellis. All rights reserved.

This photo is Copyright William Ellis. All rights reserved.

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