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Jazz Research Journal

Catherine Tackley The Open University
Tony Whyton Birmingham City University

Jazz Research Journal explores a range of cultural and critical views on jazz. The journal celebrates the diversity of approaches found in jazz scholarship and provides a forum for interaction and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. It is a development and extension of The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism founded in 2004 at the Leeds College of Music.

The journal aims to represent a range of disciplinary perspectives on jazz, from musicology to film studies, sociology to cultural studies, and offers a platform for new thinking on jazz. In this respect, the editors particularly welcome articles that challenge traditional approaches to jazz and encourage writings that engage with jazz as a discursive practice.

Jazz Research Journal publishes original and innovative research that either extends the boundaries of jazz scholarship or explores themes which are central to a critical understanding of the music, including the politics of race and gender, the shifting cultural representation of jazz, and the complexity of canon formation and dissolution.

In addition to articles, the journal features a reviews section that publishes critical articles on a variety of media, including recordings, film, books, educational products and multimedia publications.

Jazz Research Network members can subscribe to the journal at a discount.

Indexing and Abstracting
International Index to Music Periodicals
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
The Music Index
European Reference Index (ERIH Plus)

Publication and Frequency May and November

ISSN: 1753-8637 (print)
ISSN: 1753-8645(online)


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Vol 8, No 1-2 (2014)

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Table of Contents


Editorial: Jazz in Australasia PDF HTML
Bruce Johnson 5-22


Demons of discord down under: ‘Jump Jim Crow’ and ‘Australia’s first jazz band’ PDF HTML
John Whiteoak 23-51
Early jazz in Australia as oriental exotica PDF HTML
Aline Scott-Maxwell 52-70
Got a little rhythm? The Australian influence on swing in New Zealand during the 1930s and 1940s PDF HTML
Aleisha Ward 71-90
The reception of jazz in Adelaide and Melbourne and the creation of an Australian sound in the Angry Penguins decade PDF HTML
Bruce Clunies Ross 91-110
Cuba Street parade: Identity, authenticity and self-expression in contemporary Australasian jazz scenes PDF HTML
Nick Tipping 111-125
The lost history of jazz on early Australian popular music television PDF HTML
Liz Giuffre 126-143
Shotgun weddings and bohemian dreams: Jazz, family values and storytelling in Australian film PDF HTML
Christopher Coady 144-162
Perspectives on the Melbourne International Women's Jazz Festival PDF HTML
Louise Denson 163-181
‘A tale of five festivals’: Exploring the cultural intermediary function of Australian jazz festivals PDF HTML
Brent Keogh 182-201
‘I wouldn’t change skins with anybody’ Dulcie Pitt/Georgia Lee, a pioneering Indigenous Australian jazz, blues and community singer PDF HTML
Karl Neuenfeldt 202-222
Examining the legend and music of Australian saxophonist, Frank Smith PDF HTML
Ralph Whiteoak 223-237
Lydia in Oz: The reception of George Russell in 1960s Australia PDF HTML
Pierre-Emmanuel Seguin 238-256
Expressive identity in the voices of three Australian saxophonists: McGann, Sanders and Gorman PDF HTML
Sandy Evans 257-276
Sex and the sonic smorgasbord: The Necks—extending the ‘jazz’ piano trio format PDF HTML
Jane Galbraith 277-295

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