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Cambridge Jazz Festival: Prof. Catherine Tackley on British Jazz Routes

Sunday 17th November
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

As part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival’s Windrush Jazz Celebration Day, University of Liverpool’s Head of Music Professor Catherine Tackley explains how jazz arrived in Britain from America in the aftermath of the First World War and how it developed here in the first half of the twentieth century.

Although early British performances were necessarily indebted to American models, jazz rapidly began to forge distinctive paths in Britain. In particular, by the time calypsonians arrived on the Windrush in 1948, London hosted flourishing live music scene which was replete with West Indian jazz musicians. This talk discusses the impact of West Indian and also black British musicians on jazz in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.

Unreserved seating is available.

Reggae Kitchen will be serving outside between 5.30-9.30pm.

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival

16:15 doors open
16:30 - 17:30 talk with Prof. Catherine Tackley

Age Guidance
All ages welcome, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult

Free Entry, although reservations are recommended

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Prof. Catherine Tackley