Jazz Talks: 1st International Jazz Conference of the University of Aveiro
Within the context of the reception of jazz music around the time of World War I, and then throughout the whole twentieth-century, jazz promoters have proved particularly relevant, taking steps towards the promotion and dissemination of the new American music throughout the European continent. Making use of the mass media that were available at the time (periodic press, radio, television, cinema and internet), as well as through associative and expository activities (jazz festivals, conferences, phonographic sessions), these individuals have undertaken countless actions, frequently challenging adverse moral standards and political ideologies, and even facing explicit oppression. In some cases their legacy is still visible today, in the institutions, written works or radio shows that they have produced or founded. Studying the role of jazz promoters allows us to make justice to their actions and better understand the presence of jazz in Europe up until today.