Jazz Roots and Relevance – a FREE event by Lifting The Lid
6.15pm (90 mins), Monday 25th July, Manchester Jazz Festival’s Pavilion Teepee, Albert Square, Manchester
See also the discussion from this event, and the links and texts relating to it.
A lively and provocative discussion session about the roots of jazz – what resonance does it still have today for the issues which shaped its emergence – namely Black consciousness? – what exactly is its relevance today for both players and audiences from a multitude of backgrounds across the globe? Led by Kooj Chuhan and Frankie Mullen from Lifting The Lid, a new organisation undertaking progressive educational activities, events and processes in a variety of environments. Panel members will include Chris Searle, author of “Forward Groove: Jazz and the Real World from Louis Armstrong to Gilad Atzmon”; Serge Tebu, exiled pianist from Cameroon now based in Manchester; Kevin Davy, UK-born black British trumpeter and composer; Adam Fairhall, creator of this year’s mjf originals commission The Imaginary Delta, and others.