Some highlights of the conference

Ronald Radano keynote

The Rhythm Changes conference has come to a close, and this website is now full of excerpts, photographs, video and audio recordings of the event. Not just the panel sessions and keynotes, but also some of the conversations, the music and the context as well.

There’s a lot more to read, look at, watch and listen to if you go back through the blog (start here and just keep scrolling), but I thought it might be nice to compile a few pieces together into this one post – just to give you a flavour of what went on.

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Introducing Tony Roe

Tony Roe at Cafe Harlem


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…