Jazz Conference

Fri 21 October 2016 to Sun 23 October 2016

Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect

A major conference devoted to Jazz, this event will focus on the music and legacy of jazz giants Miles Davis and John Coltrane both of whom would have celebrated their 90th birthdays this year.

Distinguished keynote speakers – Professors Ingrid Monson (Harvard) and Tony Whyton (Birmingham City University) – are joined by 30 other expert speakers and performers from across the world, including eminent BBC jazz broadcaster Alyn Shipton, to discuss, assess and play the music of these two legendary artists.

The conference will feature performances from the great Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, the Gary Crosby Quartet, and leading British trumpeter Steve Waterman.