Each Darmstadt Jazzforum has been documented in our book edition “Darmstädter Beiträge zur Jazzforschung” (“Darmstadt Contributions to Jazz Research”), a series of thirteen volumes up-to-now which focuses on jazz scholarship and documentation. Issues #1-12 have been published in German language at Wolke-Verlag. Beginning with issue #13 (2014 “jazz debates”, also Wolke) all lectures are quoted in the language they were held during the conference.
The Jazzinstitut is substantially involved in many other publications, and lately we established “Deutsche Jazzfotografen” (“German jazz photographers”) as an own book series.
Our “Wegweiser Jazz” (till 2010 published in print) is nowadays an online contact database covering the international jazz scenes, containing information about active musicians as well as venues, festivals, journalists, researchers, record labels and much more. “Wegweiser Jazz” contains contact details, URLs as well as a descriptive text about the institutions or individuals listed.
The Darmstadt Jazzforum is an international conference taking place every other year since 1989 and focuses on different topics in each edition. It is an unique mix featuring an international conference, concerts, workshops or exhibitions. Each Jazzforum has been documented in our book series “Darmstädter Beiträge zur Jazzforschung” (“Darmstadt Contributions to Jazz Research” published by Wolke editors, Hofheim), a book series of sixteen volumes up-to-now which focuses on jazz scholarship and documentation.
The 17th Darmstadt Jazzforum took place from 30 September to 2 October 2021 (about “Roots_Heimat: Wie offen ist der Jazz”).
Previous Darmstadt Jazzforums dealt with subjects as “Darmstädter Jazzforum 89” (1989), “Jazz und Komposition” (1991), “Jazz in Europa” (1993), “Jazz in Deutschland” (1995), “Jazz und Sprache” (jazz and language; 1997), “Duke Ellington und die Folgen” (Duke Ellington and what next; 1999), “Jazz und Gesellschaft” (Jazz and Society; 2001), “Improvisieren…” (2003), “Verrat!!… oder Chance. Der Jazz und sein gespaltenes Verhälnis zur Popmusik” (Treason !!! … or Chance? Jazz and its ambivalent relationship(s) with popular music; 2005), “Begegnungen… The World meets Jazz” (Encounters… The World meets Jazz; 2007), “Spannung | Tension. Albert Mangelsdorff” (2009), “Jazz.Schule.Medien.” (2011), “Jazzdebatten / jazz debates” (2013), “Gender and Identity in Jazz” (2015), “Jazz@100” (2017), “Positionen! Jazz und Politik” (2019)
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