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Improvisation in a Community Centre: Performance, Activism, and Research with the Carnegie Centre Jazz Band

Tegan Ceschi-Smith

Published: 2010-09-02

A reflective piece by ICASP graduate research assistant Tegan Ceschi-Smith, describing and analyzing her experience as part of the Carnegie Centre Jazz Band. She describes the group's organization, practices and performances, and outlines future research and outreach plans for the group.

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  • Improvisation_Community_Centre.pdf

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If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop