Mr. D.D. Jackson Lecture

Mr. D.D. Jackson
New York

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on February 12, 2005 at 8:15 p.m., Recital Hall, UBC Music Building.

NB: Alternate location.

Can Jazz Be Classical?

Mr. Jackson was named the 2002 National Jazz Awards Socan Composer/Songwriter of the Year. His work has been nominated for 6 Juno Awards and he won the 2000 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Mr. Jackson writes a regular column for Down Beat magazine entitled "Living Jazz." His notes for his Institute lecture state:

I will trace successful and less-than-successful attempts historically to combine the two worlds and include live performed demonstrations (Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and others). I will also discuss the Lincoln Center/Wynton Marsalis debate about whether jazz should be defined as "America's Classical Music" at all. I will conclude with excerpts from my own attempts in the jazz/classical sphere, performing examples from my "Suite for New York" and discussing my compositional approach to and conception of the work. I will also touch upon my jazz opera "Quebecite" as a work bridging jazz, classical and "beyond."

Spring Program 2005
Jan 22, Jan 29, Thursday Feb 3, Feb 12, Tuesday Feb 22, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16.