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Jazz: Inside and Outside, Leeds International Jazz Conference 2007

Leeds, UK, Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 March 2007

Please note that the closing date for proposals for the Leeds International
Jazz Conference at Leeds College of Music is Monday 27th November 2006. If
you would like to submit a proposal, please email it to:
or post it to the address below:

Amy Jagger
Research & Enterprise Administrator
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

Leeds International Jazz Conference is an annual event focusing on jazz
research, education and performance. It is the only conference of its kind
in the UK, offering a unique forum to hear some of the latest sounds and
ideas in jazz, as well as opportunities for discussion and networking,
information exchange and professional development.

The 2007 conference will take place in Leeds from Thursday 22 to Saturday
24 March. The programme will encompass paper presentations, workshops,
performances and discussions under the overarching theme of Jazz: Inside
and Outside. The conference will include a concert given by the
Conservatoires UK Big Band, featuring the world premiere of a commissioned
work by Mike Gibbs alongside a performance of the winning work in the
Creative Exchange Student Composer Award 2007 (funded by the PRSF).

We are delighted to welcome Lewis Porter, Professor of Music and Director
of the M.A. Program in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers
University-Newark (New Jersey, USA) as the keynote speaker for the event.
Dr. Porter is the author of five books on jazz, including the acclaimed
study John Coltrane: His Life and Music (University of Michigan Press,
1998). He is a founder and co-editor of a new peer-reviewed journal, Jazz
Perspectives (Routledge). He is a frequent guest on radio, often quoted in
print, and performs extensively as a pianist.

Call for Papers

As part of our programme of events, the conference committee invites
proposals for papers, lecture recitals, panels and roundtable discussions.
We welcome presentations that seek to comment on advances within the
field, including commentary on the emergence of cross-disciplinary
thinking and the development of new jazz scholarship. Proposals are
invited for papers on any area of jazz research; however, possible topics
for consideration may include:

Jazz outside the US

Jazz in American culture and society

Playing "outside"

Jazz inside: recreating and preserving jazz traditions

Perceptions of jazz outside jazz communities

Jazz in film and on TV

Living the jazz life

Genre and identity

Archival work

Cultural studies

Can white men play the blues?

Jazz and gender

Jazz observed: biography, autobiography and jazz in literature

Individual presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in
duration. There may be opportunities for longer slots for lecture
recitals. Proposals for panels should include details of each
presenter/paper to be included.

Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of not
more than 200 words. The deadline for submissions is Monday 27th November
2006, and decisions will be notified shortly after this date.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Amy Jagger, Research and Enterprise Administrator
Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds. LS2 7PD
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