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the latest developments in jazz performance, education and research

[ who should attend ]

Anyone who takes jazz seriously, who can inform others and wants to be informed by others.

[ who are the organizers ]

Organizers are the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz), ACPA (Academy of Creative and Performing Arts of the University Leiden) and he Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

Jazz, with improvisation and swing as the key elements, needs its own research

Applied Jazz Research

Jazz Performance

Researching jazz performance often means reflecting on your own playing. Researcher and performer are the same person.

Jazz Education

Researching jazz education is reflecting on the peer-to-peer relation between the teacher and the student.

Jazz Research

Research in jazz, influenced by performance and education, as well as influencing performance and education: applied jazz research



Too often jazz research is rigidly following the rules of old school musicology and assumed scholarly standards. Underlying is a fear not to be legitimate, not to be accepted in the academic world.

Applied jazz research wants to avoid thesse misunderstandings and place research in jazz where it belongs: in direct relation with jazz performance and jazz education.

[ IASJ ]

International Association of Schools of Jazz

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