Catherine Tackley of British Jazz Routes

Sunday Nov 17th

Storey's Field Centre

Doors: 4:15pm

Talk: 4:30 - 5:30

Tickets: FREE entry

(although advanced booking advisable to avoid any disappointment should tickets sell out on the day)

Tea/Coffee & Cake will be available to purchase on Site

Pop-up FOOD from Reggae Kitchen: 5:30-9:30pm

Unreserved seated event 

Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

As part of the 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.

Approximate run time: 60 mins
FREE entry although booking in advance is advisable

Pop-up food from Reggae Kitchen: 5:30-9:30pm

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