New on the Concertzender: 100 years of Jazz

mon 4 nov 2013
Theme: Jazz

A series of programmes on the Concertzender starting on 5 November, every Tuesday from 17:00 to 18:00

Does Jazz really already exist for 100 years? Or even longer, if you include the earliest developments in blues and ragtime.
But when does Jazz really begin? Maybe in 1917 with the recordings made by the Original Dixieland Jass Band?
And what remains of Jazz after the 1970/1980s? Are there still new developments?



The Concertzender will attempt to give the answers to these and many other questions in a new series of programmes about the history of Jazz. The development of Jazz in different periods will be explained in interviews with Dutch musicians.


Four series of programmes
We have divided the history of Jazz into four periods:

1.              Traditionele jazz, Oude style and Swing (‘20, ‘30, ‘40, ‘50)

2.              Bebop, Hardbop and Westcoast (‘40, ‘50, ‘60)

3.              Freebop, Freejazz and Fusion (‘50, ‘60, ‘70, ‘80)

4.              Developments in the last 30 years


Musicians speak
In each series, there are one or more musicians as guests in the studios of the Concertzender. The instrument that they play will be the focus of the programme. The presenter will interview them about the musicians that were most important for them personally and for the development of jazz in the period.


Start date: Tuesday 5 November

The series begins on Tuesday 5 November. Each programme is first broadcast on Tuesday afternoon from 17:00-18:00 and is repeated a week later on Monday afternoon from 17:00-18:00. The complete series will consist of 50 programmes.