After presenting their work on jazz audiences at the Business of Live Music conference in Edinburgh, Karen Burland and Stephanie Pitts have now published an article in an invited issue of Social Semiotics edited by the conference organiser, Simon Frith. The article considers the rules and expectations of jazz gigs, looking at how audiences are expected to behave, and how this behaviour contributes to their enjoyment of the live music experience.
Access the article here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10350330.2012.731895#.UhOa6IWRAnU
Reference: Burland, K. & Pitts, S. E. (2012) Rules and expectations of jazz gigs. Social Semiotics. 22 (5): 523-543.