Thu, 23 Feb|
Jazz Collections - Eighties Jazz Hits & Myths
In the Eighties the endless search for innovation and originality was passing through an electronic revolution and searching for new musical influences around the world. Jazz Fusion (smooth jazz in USA) challenged traditionalists!
Time & Location
23 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
About the Event
Our tour of the Jazz Centre's Jazz Timeline Collection continues into the Eighties. For some, the jazz world split: Wynton Marsalis made massive efforts to remind us of the African America roots of jazz, while Albert Murray and others were ready to move on with a "melting pot music from a melting pot country". Jazz Fusion addressed both issues and went global, with varying success. This was the decade when many jazz enthusiasts thought that some jazz artists had gone "pop"!
Pay on Entry£5.00