29th Vilnius Jazz Festival. 13-16 October, 2016

The History of European Jazz

Italy

Francesco Martinelli

Francesco Martinelli is a jazz promoter, journalist, lecturer, translator and author. He is the author of magazine articles and monographs about Evan Parker, Joelle Léandre and Mario Schiano. Since 1999 he has taught the history of jazz and related subjects at the Siena Jazz Foundation courses as well as in other conservatories in Italy. He has lectured at NYU, Wesleyan and Columbia Universities in USA, at Bilgi and ITU in Istanbul, at the Paris Conservatoire Nationale, and many other institutions. His main research interests include the history of jazz in Italy, jazz’s relationships with visual arts, traditional musics from the Near East, discography, and the preservation and restoration of sound carriers. Martinelli is currently consultant for the Izmir European Jazz Festival and Director of the Arrigo Polillo Center for Jazz Studies in Siena, Italy’s most important jazz archive. He has translated more than 10 reference jazz books into Italian and is a contributor to Rough Guide to Turkish Music.

This volume provides an organic overview of European jazz history in order to serve as an inspiration for new generations of listeners and musicians independently of current marketing hype. It covers the linear narrative of jazz history in Europe from its inception to the year 2000 presented on a geographical basis country by country. Each article is authored by a jazz history specialist from the specific country contextualizing the music in the cultural landscape of that country, discussing the most influential figures of its development, and referencing the sometimes considerable literature available in the national language. An unprecedented pool of authors makes much of this information available in English for the first time.

“The Historu of European Jazz” is a project of Europe Jazz Network.

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Evan Parker - Barry Guy - Paul Lytton

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ICP Orchestra

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Marc Ducret trio feat. Liudas Mockūnas

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Fire! Orchestra

Sweden

Rob Mazurek

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Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio

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The History of European Jazz

Italy

 
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13th grade

Lithuania

D.Jurevičius Group

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