When it rains, it pours! I haven’t been writing much here at the blog, mostly because I’ve been busy preparing for Montreal, attending class, and writing my MA thesis. Expect something to chew on in the next week or so.
In the meantime, I’ve been asked to present even more research in the next two months! All in all, I have four presentations on my spring calendar, and would be honored if you came to check out any of them:
1) The Jazz Journalism Association presents the research of three jazz scholars under 30: yours truly on Jack Teagarden, Paul Brady on Django Reinhardt and Jared Negley on Sonny Sharrock. The panel will be hosted by David Adler and Howard Mandel. Tuesday, March 9, 6-8 PM at the New School.
3) The same presentation, “Rhythmic Dissonance in the Early Improvisation of Jack Teagarden” at the University of Cincinnati Music Theory and Musicology Society‘s 2010 Graduate Student Conference. April 9-10 in Cincinnati, OH.
4) A roundtable discussion and overview of my research at the Institute of Jazz Studies, part of their monthly Jazz Research Roundtable series. April 21, 7-9 PM at the Institute of Jazz Studies in Newark, NJ.
I hope to see some of you there — maybe even meet you for the first time. In the meantime, bear with me as I try to keep my head above water while continuing to provide you with jazz-related food for thought.