Nicholas Gebhardt

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.