THE ENGLISH SESSION: LONDON
ATTEND JAZZ CONNECTIVE IN ENGLAND, WITH JAZZ LINES PROGRAM (BIRMINGHAM ) & VORTEX JAZZ CLUB (LONDON) CURATING EVENTS, CONFERENCES AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Jazz connective will take place on the 11 and 12 of March in London, supervised by the Vortex Jazz Club.
During these three days, delegates will be invited to attend concerts from European artists and participate in visits, workshops and a public round table, linked with Jazz Connective concerns, such as mobility of artists, the extension to new audiences and the role of media in the promotion and diffusion of Jazz music.
We will also have the pleasure to receive members of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), a nonprofit Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective.
Wednesday March 11th
Discussion about making good contact with the community outside jazz
One of the best younger bass players around, his solo album a couple of years ago got praise from all sides. Intensity, melody and creative imagination.
Musician-in-residence, drummer Matt Jacobson, collaborates with three musicians from Birmingham who have together been preparing through the week.
Jazz meets Gambia in this dynamic band, with British and Gambian musicians. Their albums are released on the award-winning Glitterbeat label from Slovenia.
A dynamic trio from Lyon (France) which converts linguistic and mathematical formulae into memorable jazz
Thursday March 12th
- Workshop #2 :"Extending the audience for venues"
The stimulus that improvisation provides goes beyond the pure musical. We look at how working with poets, artists can find new audiences and creative outlets.
- Workshop #3 : "Travel Broadens The Mind"
Why mobility of artists is essential and how we (might) get it right.
- Public round table : "The Future is NOW: How We Use New Media Effectively"
Experimental event merging live visual art, dance, musical performance and poetry.
Exploring the interplay of two of Britain's finest musicians with a duo of trumpet and drums from Finland.
Energy of Colombia with the cool precision of France. An exclusive at the start of a major tour.
Lauren Kinsella, originally from Dublin, plays with the wild intelligence of saxophonist Challenger and imagination of drummer Dave Smith.
All photos by: Paul Bourdrel