Musical Micro-utopias: Jazz everywhere and everyone playing jazz

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This article discusses the ideas of musical pleasure and micro-utopias by referring to three examples as briefly as possible in the full knowledge that the subjects merit a much longer and more detailed study. That is beyond the scope of this iteration. Apart from the Brecon Jazz section, which compares my personal experiences of the festival with published reports, the examples here are drawn from interviews with community music big band Wonderbrass and members of Creative Republic of Cardiff who run the Moon Club and organise the HUB festival.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)56-66
Number of pages11
JournalRiffs: Experimental writing on popular music
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021


  • Musical pleasure
  • Flow
  • Local Music Scenes
  • Music and Communities
  • Live Music Policy


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