Jazz Festivals and Cosmopolitan Vernaculars: Part I

Part Of: Europe and Jazz

As jazz continues to migrate across national, ethnic, and cultural borders, jazz festivals function as physical and symbolic spaces where the dynamics between the vernacular and the cosmopolitan are put into play. In this talk, Dr. Anne C. Dvinge of the University of Copenhagen takes a closer look at jazz festivals, and specifically the Copenhagen Jazz Festival,  as manifestations of this double sense of the cosmopolitan and the vernacular, where jazz enters into dialogue with local music cultures. She argues that, in the constant negotiation and renegotiation of these positions, jazz may offer a way out of the either/or bind of the global versus the local.

Part II of the talk includes a discussion of these issues between Dr. Dvinge and CJS Director George E. Lewis.

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