Birmingham City/Lancaster/Salford - All that jazz

April 22, 2010

The changing face of jazz and its role in European culture is to be analysed in a research project. The study will involve Birmingham City University, Lancaster University and the University of Salford, as well as the universities of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Graz and Stavanger. It has been awarded almost £1 million in funding under the Humanities in the European Research Area's Joint Research Programme. Tony Whyton, reader in music at Salford, who is leading the project, said: "Since it first arrived on this side of the Atlantic, jazz has been at the centre of discourses about European identity, politics and cultural value."

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