The organizing committee is happy to announce that the inaugural Issues in Contemporary Jazz conference will still be taking place on April 11, 2020. We will be following the advice of health and public safety officials worldwide and transitioning the conference to a digital format. 

Registration for the conference is free and now open. To register, please email ICJConference2020 -at- gmail.com. We will send attendees all information they need to connect with the conference via Zoom as well as a full program including abstracts for all presentations. Registration will remain open until the closing remarks of the conference at 5:00 pm EST on April 11.

WELCOME ADDRESS 10:45am-11:00 EST
Adam Rosado (Quinnipiac University)

IDENTITY, ALLUSION & DIVERSITY 11:00am-12:30pm EST
Fumi Tomita, Downbeat Magazine, 1990-2019: A study in female representation and ethnic and national diversity (UMASS Amherst)
Mike Ford, “Leaders Need to Do What Jazz Musicians Do”: On the Imperfections of the Jazz Metaphor in Corporate Management (Columbia University)
Mikkel Vad, “He proves he’s a ‘brother’ under the skin by the way he plays a funky gospel beat”: Whiteness, Appropriation, Passing, and the soul of Joe Zawinul (University of Minnesota)

GROOVE & METER 12:35pm-1:35 EST
Michael Bruschi, Clarifying the Nature of Non-Isochrony and Microtiming in Funky Grooves (Yale University)
Carlos Pérez-Tabares, The Groove as Becoming: Process and Transformation in Avishai Cohen’s “The Ever-Evolving Etude” (University of Michigan)

INFLUENCES & EASTERN MUSICS 1:40pm-3:10 EST
Sopon Suwannakit, Post-Ottoman Musical Influences in Jazz since the 1950s and Armenian Jazz Bands and Musicians in New York City since 1975 (Western Oregon University)
Steven Chelliah, Jazz Headed East (Heights Music International)
Varun Chandrasekhar, A Love Supreme: A Schenkerian Analysis (University of Minnesota)

COMPOSERS FORUM 3:15pm-5:00 EST
Steve Lindeman, Tío Timoteo (Brigham Young University)
Alicia Wrigley, Open Sesame (University of Utah)
David Detweiler, Celebrating Bird (Florida State University)
Tony Elison, Memory (University of Utah)
Gregory Weis, Subterranean Nuclear Garbage Fire (University of Northern Colorado)

CLOSING REMARKS 5:00pm-5:15 EST
John Petrucelli (University of Utah)
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