The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) is set for major changes as a result of demands made by the Arts Council, the retirement of its long-term director Bill Ashton and a sense that the band is ready for a degree of recasting…. See this article in JazzWise Magazine…
Why research? In brief…
The Jazz Education community possesses abundant subject matter, play-alongs and an unstoppable harvest of reissues and new music available through the internet. However, while educators are better resourced, informed discourse about teaching and learning is comparatively undeveloped.
Click here for more… Jazz Education Research.
A contribution to the debate convened by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in London (October 2007). Some philosophy, facts and figures… click here… WCoM Jazz Debate
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