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2007 Speaker Biographies and Abstracts


Published: 2007-09-05

Biographies and abstracts for all speakers and presenters at the 2007 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium on "People Get Ready: The Future of Jazz is NOW!" Held September 5-7, 2007. Speakers and presenters were: Amiri Baraka, Ron Gaskin, William Parker, Tamar Barzel, John Brackett, Marc Ribot, Anthony Braxton, Roger Dean, Alain Derbez, Charlie Haden, Peter Johnston, Howard Mandel, Roger Mantie, Tracy McMullen, Kevin McNeilly, Jim Merod, Michael Morse, DY Ngoy, Pauline Oliveros, Benjamin Piekut, Alexandre Pierrepont, Ken Prouty, Jane Reynolds, Jason Robinson, Daniel Schnee, Andrew Jacob Scott, Alan Stanbridge, Rob Wallace, Peter Williams.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag