Thinking With Jazz symposium, Lancaster University, 21 September 2012

Thinking With Jazz

This one-day event is co-organised with Lancaster Jazz Festival, and features well-known jazz journalists, practitioners, and academics discussing issues of nationalism in jazz, the cultural politics of jazz, and the meaning of improvisation. This free event is informal and open to the public.

10 A.M.
Coffee and Welcome (Foyer, LICA Building)

10.30 A.M.
Session 1: Jazz Nation (A29, LICA Building)
Chair: Tony Whyton
Panel: Deborah Mawer, Alyn Shipton and Catherine Tackley

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.
Lunch Break

1 P.M. – 2.30 P.M.
Session 2: The Cultural Politics of This course has the following components:

  • Teams define project ideas
  • Collect necessary data
  • Team-directed work w/ faculty guidance
  • Boneyard Creek Stormwater
  • C-U Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Abbott Power Plant
  • Assembly Hall Field Trip
  • Recycling: Materials in Transportation
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Boneyard Creek Stormwater Management
  • Engineering, Policy and Law
  • Waste to Energy

4D Chair: George McKay
Panel: Alan Rice, Walter van de Leur and Tim Wall

2.30 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Coffee Break (Foyer, LICA Building)

3 P.M. – 4.30 P.M.
Session 3: Improvisations (Jack Hylton Room)
Chair: Nicholas Gebhardt
Panel: Christophe de Bezenac, Kathy Dyson and Adam Fairhall

6 P.M.
Drinks Sun Street Stompers (Dukes Bar, Lancaster)

7.30 P.M.
Sun Café (Sun Street, Lancaster)

For further information contact Nick Gebhardt on or check out the festival website at

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