Jazz and Culture

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The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies program in collaboration with Illinois Press are proud to announce the revival of our journal Jazz and Culture (formerly the International Jazz Archives Journal). Jazz and Culture is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. The journal was founded on the principle that both scholars and musicians offer invaluable contributions to scholarly inquiry. Continuing in that legacy, the journal will juxtapose groundbreaking work by researchers alongside oral histories and submissions written by master artists in the field. All methodological approaches are welcome, including ethno/musicology, music theory, and critical and cultural studies. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, we further seek to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice. 

Featured Content:

"A Resistant Previousness" an artcle by Fred Moten (Vol 1)

"Everything Old is New" a poem by Chiyuma Elliot (Vol 1)

"Mary Lou Williams as Apology: Jazz, History, and Institutional Sexism in the Twenty-First Century" an article by Kimberly Hannon Teal (Vol 2)

“Where You Are Accepted, You Blossom": Towards Care Ethics in Jazz Historiography" an artcle by Vanessa Blais-Tremblay (Vol 2)

"Without Qualification: Bill Dixon on Black Music and Pedagogy" Interviewed by Andrew Raffo Dewar (Vol 2)

"Making the Hang in Chile at Thelonious, Lugar de Jazz" an artcle by Alex W. Rodríguez (Vol 3)

Submit your work:

We are currently seeking proposals from Guest Editors wishing to propose a special themed issue of the journal, to be published in Fall 2023. Interested scholars or groups of scholars are invited to submit brief proposals of 500 words, explaining the theme, possible topics for research articles, 3-5 potential authors to invite, and/or oral histories to solicit. The issue may be curated through invited submissions or solicited through open calls via a peer review process, at the discretion of the guest editors. For consideration, please email proposals by October 1, 2022.

We also request submissions in the following categories: 

  • Academic Articles in 10,000 words
  • Oral Histories
  • Book and Media Reviews (1,000-2,000 words)

Submission Guidelines

To submit, please send a proposal of 300-500 words in either .pdf or .doc format to: Pittjazz@pitt.edu

For questions, email Dr. Michael Heller at Michael.Heller@pitt.edu

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