JWQ Showcase 2017

Monday, June 20, 2016

JAZZ PAPERS: Stefano Zenni -Birth and Evolution of Jazz as Effects of Cultural Transfers

Stefano Zenni Stefano Zenni
Conservatory of Music, Bologna, Jazz, Faculty Member

Birth and Evolution of Jazz as Effects of Cultural Transfers

The mission of this essay is to treat cultural transfer in jazz as an example of complex influences caused through migration and forced migration, starting from my book Storia del jazz: una prospettiva globale [The History of jazz in a global perspective], an attempt to renew a field of study, the history of jazz, which in Italy has been at a standstill for many years. The essay will show how jazz evolved from such complex transfer and how complex transfer is still in place in more recent developments of the music due to its productive nature, which asks whoever plays it to put his own...