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PANEL 1B: Genre Divisions, Dialogue, and Social Cooperation

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP

Published: 2014-08-19

A conference panel that was presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Moderator: Joe Sorbara
• Michael Kaler (Ethnomusicology, York University), “Two Streams or One River: The Starfires and Improvisational Divisions”
• Reva Marin (Humanities, York University), “‘Went Up Over the Levee’: Stories of Immersion in African American Music and Culture by White Jazz Autobiographers”
• Carol Ann Weaver (Music, University of Waterloo), “Improvising Song from Natural Sound: Hearing the Kalahari into Music”

Available Files

  • GJFC_2013_Panel_1B_Genre_Divisions_full_edited.mp4

    617 MB | video/mp4


Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace