Brian Homer – Everyday Jazz Journeys: Insights into the Contemporary Birmingham Jazz Scene

Everyday Jazz Journeys: Insights into the Contemporary Birmingham jazz scene

This panel discussion and Q&A is based on the collaborative research project conducted by the ethnomusicologist Dr Pedro Cravinho and professional photographer and designer Brian Homer. Everyday Jazz Journeys illuminated the work and lives of twenty-one jazz artists based in Birmingham, using photography and interviews as a way to reveal their on and off-stage everyday lives. The project highlighted the broad range of activities (some of which are unexpected) carried out by local jazz musicians while developing their artistic careers.

The panel will include musicians Joey Walter, Si Paton, Sam Slater and others to be confirmed. After the panel discussion there will be an open Q&A and discussion. Images and quotes from the project will be shown.

Tuesday 27th June 6.30pm Centrala Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

Free to attend. Paid bar available.

This project was based at Birmingham City University’s Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research Jazz Studies Research Cluster, and funded by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media Research Investment Scheme (FRIS 2022-23).