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A silhouette (in white) of Founder's Tower, on a background illustrating a musical theme. Royal Holloway, University of London

The Word on Jazz - Leeds International Jazz Conference
Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March 2009
Launched in 1993, the annual Leeds International Jazz Conference is the leading performance and research-based event of its kind in Europe.

The event welcomes delegates from around the world to participate in a series of cross-disciplinary presentations, performances, workshops and discussion groups and provides opportunities for Leeds College of Music students to showcase their work.

LIJC 2009

Leeds International Jazz Conference (LIJC) 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.

Hosted by the Centre for Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music, the conference will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March 2009.

The Word on Jazz

The theme for LIJC 2009 is 'The Word on Jazz: critical writing and the relationship of jazz with the media and academe'.

Conference presentations, papers, workshops and performances will be framed by two forums. A panel of prominent jazz writers and broadcasters will set out the issues exploring how the media influences the critical review, promotion and public perception of jazz. The other panel, drawn from researchers, commentators, and movers and shakers in higher education will address how jazz education and scholarship has shaped the development of the music.

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Stuart Nicholson (pictured), broadcaster, journalist and the author of 'Is Jazz Dead: Or Has It Moved to A New Address' will be our keynote speaker.

LIJC 2009 - Call for Papers

LIJC invites proposals for academic papers and workshops related to the conference theme for which the deadline is Friday 9 January 2009.

Queries and proposals should be directed to Louise Gibbs l.gibbs@lcm.ac.uk or +44(0)113 222 3400 extn 2237.

Conference Rates

Conference rates are inclusive of all scheduled presentations, panels and workshops. Lunch and tea and coffee will be provided for delegates during breaks in One Bar Inn, the College’s licensed café bar. In addition each delegate will receive a ticket to the Jazz Showcase concert on
Thursday 26 March 2009.

Single Delegate Rates

Early booking rate
(book before Friday 13 February 2009):£85 (£70*)

Full conference rate
(from Monday 16 February 2009): £110 (£90*)

Single day rate
(from Monday 13 February 2009): £55 (£45*)

*The reduced rate applies to self-financing
delegates who are in full-time education, unemployed or over 60.

Institutional Rates

The Institutional Rate entitles up to three
people from a single institution to attend.

Early booking rate
(book before Friday 13 February 2009): £170

Full conference rate
(from Monday 16 February 2009): £220

Single day rate
(from Monday 16 February 2009): £110

Optional Events

Conference dinner: Kendells Bistro
(Thursday 26 March 2009, 5.30pm for 6.00pm):

Concert: Kirk Lightsey and Louise Gibbs Concert
(Wednesday 25 March 2009, 7.30pm): £8

Jazz Faculty and Alumni Showcase
(Thursday 26 March 2009, 8.00pm): Free

Booking Form

Download the booking form here and return to:

Louise Wood
Events Manager
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7PD


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