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Documenting jazz manouche: understanding the posthumous influence of Django Reinhardt and the ongoing interpretation and codification of his music through community and performance online.

Spillane, Jeremiah. 2019. 'Documenting jazz manouche: understanding the posthumous influence of Django Reinhardt and the ongoing interpretation and codification of his music through community and performance online.'. In: Music Research Series. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 5 Feb 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

As a hybridised musical form - fusing elements of 'gypsy' or manouche music, musette and jazz - jazz manouche has evolved out of the legacy of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, as part of the cultural identity of manouche Gypsy communities in Western Europe and has had an immeasurable influence on a growing coterie of guitar enthusiasts globally. Today the music has become a codified form of jazz in its own right and the Internet media-sharing platform YouTube has been instrumental in the documentation and dissemination of the genre’s performance practices. This paper investigates how we understand the jazz manouche community online and examines the construction of a fan driven YouTube archive and its impact on the codification of the contemporary jazz manouche style today.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Keywords:

Jazz, YouTube, Jazz Manouche, Gypsy Jazz, Performance, Pedagogy

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music
Music > Popular Music Research Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
5 February 2019Completed

Event Location:

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Date range:

5 Feb 2019

Item ID:

25726

Date Deposited:

04 Feb 2019 15:20

Last Modified:

01 Jul 2019 15:42

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25726

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