The impact of (jazz) festivals:An Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research report

Webster, Emma and McKay, George ORCID: (2015) The impact of (jazz) festivals:An Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research report. Jazz Research Journal, 9 (2). pp. 169-193. ISSN 1753-8637

[thumbnail of Accepted manuscript]
PDF (Accepted manuscript) - Accepted Version
Download (475kB) | Preview


Festivals are an essential part of the jazz world, forming regularly occurring pivot points around which jazz musicians, audiences and organizers plan their lives. Funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, the purpose of this report is to chart and critically examine available writing about the impact of jazz festivals, drawing on both academic and 'grey'/cultural policy literature in the field. The review presents research findings under the headings of economic impact; socio-political impact; temporal impact and intensification and transformation of experience; creative impact--music and musicians; discovery and audience development; place-making; the mediation of jazz festivals; and environmental impact. It concludes with a set of recommendations for future research, which identifes gaps in the feld. To accompany the article, a 100-entry 40,000-word annotated bibliography has also been produced, which is freely accessible online.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: festival,festivals,live music,creative economies,jazz,music ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1210
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:42
DOI: 10.1558/jazz.v9i2.29783


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item