16 Dec 2015

A Short History of Jazz - The 1990s and Beyond

From RNZ Music

In this final programme of A Short History of Jazz we look to the 1990s and Beyond with session host Mark Donlon. Mark is Jazz Programme Leader at the NZ School of Music. He describes the jazz of the '90s as a period of fusion and hybrids and cultural collaborations as musical styles blended with each other.

Jazz in Europe began to find a specific identity through labels such as ECM, while in America jazz looked to the past through the likes of Wynton Marsalis.

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis in 2009 Photo: Public Domain