Leeds International Jazz Education Conference


LIJEC 2012 – 29/30 March

Leeds International Jazz Education Conference 2012:
Jazz Practice in the 21st Century

The 18th Leeds International Jazz Education Conference takes place at Leeds College of Music from Thursday 29th to Friday 30th March 2012. Along with paper presentations, workshops, performances and jam sessions, there are opportunities for discussion, networking, information exchange, and professional development.

Keynote Performer: Trilok Gurtu

A world class, virtuoso percussionist, whose work has blended the music of his homeland with jazz fusion, world music and other genres. Trilok Gurtu began playing western drum kit in the 1970s, and developed a stong interest in jazz.  He has attracted a world class set of collaborators over a long career including John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, Bill Evans, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Holland, Asian Dub Foundation and Nitin Sawhney.

Trilok has garnered a number of prestigious awards and nominations, including Best Overall Percussionist winner, Drum Magazine, 1999; Best Overall Percussionist winner, Carlton Television Multicultural Music Awards, 2001; Best Percussionist winner, Down Beat’s Critics Poll for 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 [2], 2000, 2001, and 2002 [3]; and Best Asia/Pacific Artist nominee, BBC Radio 3 World for 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Big Band: The conference will host the National Youth Jazz Orchestra who will give an afternoon workshop and an evening concert on Friday 30th March

For conference and concert prices please follow the link and download the booking form.



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