2017 festival programme coming soon. Meanwhile, you can browse previous years' programmes as downloadable PDFs.
Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe
Continental Drift is a unique and dynamic conference hosted co-produced by Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Through a programme of panel discussions and presentations the conference will present informed and lively debate around the origin story of jazz in Europe, and cast an eye to the future of jazz in the region.
The keynote address will be given by Professor of Jazz Studies at BCU, Tony Whyton and international panellists will include leading academics, artists and industry figures in the field of European jazz.
The conference is aimed at a broad audience including academics, educators, musicians, music students and jazz-fans, and will provide an opportunity for insight into (and the critique of) the communities, networks, institutions and industries that support and sustain jazz in Europe.