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The End of Art and Jazz
- "The End of Art and Jazz" by Paulina Tendera and Wojciech Rubiś
- ABSTRACT: The concept and phenomenon of the end of art itself was a popular topic one could find among critic's works in the 20th century. However, at the beginning of the 21st century this topic appears infrequently, thus showing some transformations in aesthetic culture and, perhaps, permitting a better perspective for reflection. We want to ask how jazz relates to the end of art movement. Did this movement significantly influence jazz, its performances and our philosophical thinking about jazz in general? We ask these questions in a context of reviewing some crucial statements made by critics and jazz musicians. We wish to encourage discussion on these topics and this essay is meant to provoke and support that discussion.
- Paulina Tendera is a philosopher and lecturer in the Philosophy department of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She pursues interests in the philosophy of contemporary art, as well as cultural traditions and the development of musical trends, such as World Music and jazz, and the phenomenon of transculturalism. She is the author of several books about painting and the art of light.
- Wojciech Rubiś is a jazz composer, arranger, and musician with leanings toward World Music, fusion, Latin, and ethnic jazz. He has collaborated with many jazz and popular music groups in Poland and abroad. Wojciech has executed commissions for Royal Caribbean, numerous theatres, including the Witkiewicz Theatre in Zakopane, as well as French and Japanese television. Artists he has collaborated with include Niño Josele, David Chesky, Kurt Elling, and Michael Parkinson. He has over twenty years experience in teaching, and has lectured at jazz and classical music workshops at the Department of Music at Webster University, Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music, and The Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, CA.
Memories of Birdland
- "Memories of Birdland" by David Scardino
- ABSTRACT: Birdland was a magical place for jazz. Ironically, it was named after, Charlie "(Yard)Bird" Parker, who because of some outrageous behavior there, was banned from the club named after him.
- David Scardino is a devoted jazz enthusiast with an extensive jazz record collection (tapes, acetates, vinyl, and CD's). He lives in San Pedro, CA.