Remixing European Jazz Culture examines a jazz culture that emerged in the 1990s in cosmopolitan cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, London, and Oslo – energised by the introduction of studio technologies into the live performance space, which has since developed into internationally recognised, eclectic, hybrid jazz styles. This book explores these oft-overlooked musicians and their forms that have nonetheless expanded the plane of jazz’s continued prosperity, popularity, and revitalisation in the twenty-first century – one where remix is no longer the sole domain of studio producers.

Seeking to update the orthodoxies of the field of jazz studies, Remixing European Jazz Culture:

  • incorporates electronic and digital performance, recording, and distribution practices that have transformed the culture since the 1980s;
  • provides a more diverse and multifaceted cultural representation of European jazz and the contributions of a variety of performers; and
  • offers an encompassing picture of the depth of jazz practice that has erupted through Northern Europe since 1989.

With an expansion of international networks and a disintegration of artistic boundaries, the collaborative, performative, and real-time improvisational process of remixing has stimulated a merging of the music’s past and present within European jazz culture.

chapter |20 pages


Remixing European Jazz Culture – Historical Precedents, Methodological Approaches, and Theoretical Interventions

chapter 1|14 pages

Jazz in Post-War Europe

From Free Collectives to Electronic Jazz

chapter 2|26 pages

Wicked Jazz Sounds and Blue Note Trips

Dance Tourists and Musical Migrants in Amsterdam’s Crossover Jazz Scene

chapter 3|28 pages

DJs and PLOs in Berlin’s Electronic Jazz Scene

The Hybrid Production Aesthetics of Jazzanova

chapter 4|29 pages

Oslo’s Jazzland Recordings

Finding Home in a New Conception of Jazz

chapter 5|26 pages

Part One: The ‘Revival of the Revival’ or a Swing Dance Continuum?

Mediascapes, Time Machines, and Intercultural Encounters at the Herräng Dance Camp

chapter |10 pages