Although all the records so far have been by American musicians, and mainly African American musicians, jazz was firmly established on the European side of the Atlantic by the early 1920s. European musicians initially based much of their jazz vocabulary on the USA, but after WW2 a new generation emerged with a unique and individual voice – nowhere more so than in Scandinavia. This band is the international quartet led by the exceptional US pianist Keith Jarrett with one of the most distinctive of all European soloists, the Norwegian tenor saxophonist Jan Garbarek, featured on its haunting melody. Jazz is a collaborative process, growing organically from diverse musical cultures. Fundamental to the process of becoming a jazz musician is the art of reacting to and supporting each other.
Upon joining Trinity Laban’s Jazz Department, you will enter a vibrant and dynamic community of improvisers. Though grounded in the jazz tradition, … Read More