Following on from Django Bates, the Royal Academy’s Visiting Professor of Jazz for 2013/14 is drummer/ composer John Hollenbeck (above with Claudia Quintet on board MS Stubnitz/ cuts off abruptly). Hollenbeck (b.1968) is professor and head of department at the Jazz Institut Berlin. Recent projects include working with Meredith Monk on the music theatre work On Behalf of Nature, premiered in Los Angeles.
Quoting today’s press release: “John Hollenbeck’s first project with the Academy will include a performance at the final weekend of this year’s London Jazz Festival (23rd/24th November 2013)”
Nick Smart also confirmed to us that the new International Jazz Artist in Residence, to follow on from Dave Douglas is booked, and that the appointment will be announced soon.