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Authors:Christa Bruckner-Haring: University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria
Publication title:The Role of Jazz in Austria: Aspects of the Current Jazz Scene
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:053
Abstract:In Austria; a country deeply steeped in musical history and famous for its classical composers like Mozart; jazz had no problem gaining importance. Since the end of World War II jazz has begun to play a significant role within the music culture; and especially in the two biggest cities Vienna and Graz jazz scenes evolved rather quickly. Once jazz in Europe was academically institutionalized for the first time at the “Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz” (now “University of Music and Performing Arts Graz”; abbreviated “KUG”) in 1965; the status of jazz in Austrian musical life was assured.

In order to get an overview of today’s situation of jazz in Austria; various aspects of the current jazz scene are examined: situation of jazz musicians; education; venues and festivals as well as media presence. In addition to collated comprehensive data; expert interviews will help to gain extensive insights in the jazz culture. The main aim of this paper is to present the role of jazz and its current importance within the music culture in Austria.

Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:5
Pages:507-511
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/053/ecp11062053.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Christa Bruckner-Haring (2011). The Role of Jazz in Austria: Aspects of the Current Jazz Scene, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=053 (accessed 11/1/2014)