Stories 2023

(Un-)Learning Jazz

© Anna Niedermeier

If improvisation in jazz epitomises intuitive playing, to what extent do musicians have to unlearn what they learnt at university in order to find their own artistic identity? Under the title “(Un-)Learning Jazz”, Jazzfest Berlin 2023’s new online magazine “Story“ looks at working methods and creative processes that seek to find a balance   between planning and spontaneity, knowledge and intuition and between individual and collective creation.