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Research Matters Because Jazz Improvisation Can Build Stronger Communities

Below is a link to the Why Research Matters website, a major new campaign from the Council of Ontario Universities that recently launched. Each Ontario University was asked to nominate major research projects or activities to be profiled. ICASP was chosen as the project to highlight from The University of Guelph.

Once again, the ICASP project is commended and highlighted for its ability to use improvised music to help transform people and build communities.

Jazz Improvisation Can Build Stronger Communities

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.