Abstracting and Indexing

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

Founding Editors

Catherine Tackley [+-]
University of Liverpool
Catherine Tackley is Lecturer in Music at the Open University, and was previously Head of the Centre for Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music. Her book 'The Evolution of Jazz in Britain, 1880-1935' was published by Ashgate in 2005. She was Edison Fellow at the British Library National Sound Archive in 2006-7, and is now working on a major study of performances of Gershwin. In addition to co-editing the Jazz Research Journal, Catherine is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Musical Theatre. She is a conductor in classical and popular styles, and runs her own big band.
Tony Whyton [+-]
Birmingham City University
Tony Whyton is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University.


Katherine Williams [+-]
Plymouth University
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Katherine Williams is Lecturer in Music at Plymouth University. She is author of Rufud Wainwright (Equinox Publishing, 2016), co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter (Cambridge Univesity Press 2016), and the Singer-Songwriter Handbook (Bloomsbury Academic 2017). Katherine is also a professional saxophonist.
Nicolas Pillai
Birmingham City University

Extended Play Editor

Nicholas Gebhardt
Birmingham City University

Review Editor

William Locryn Finch [+-]
University of Bristol
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Will is a doctoral student at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Dr Guido Heldt. His PhD thesis centres on the music in and on the BBC’s documentary strand, Arena. He has studied at Royal Holloway and the University of Cambridge where he completed a dissertation on jazz in the French New Wave. 

About the Journal

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.