My research interests include popular music in the United States, the entertainment industry, and jazz history and American ideology. My first book, Going For Jazz: Musical Practices and American Ideology, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2001 and I have published articles and reviews in wide variety of forums on the cultural history of popular music in the United States. In addition to my work on Rhythm Changes, I am currently working on a book called Music is our Business: the rise of the popular musician in American culture, 1882-1929 for the University of Chicago Press.
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6 days ago
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to postpone the seventh Rhythm Changes conference Jazz Now! to next year, most likely 26-29 August 2021, in Amsterdam. We fear that in the coming months many delegates will have difficulties making travel arrangements; we also expect that the end of the current academic year and the start of the next will require many delegates to be on their posts by the end of August.
Given the circumstances, we will circulate the CfP again this fall.
Best wishes, and stay healthy! ...
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