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Outside and Inside: Representations of Interracialism and American Identity in White Jazz Autobiography
This dissertation explores concepts of race, national identity, and gender formation in fifteen autobiographies published by white male American jazz musicians— that is, jazz autobiographies written by male subjects who ...
Making the Scene: Vancouver's Cellar Club and Other Co-operative Jazz Clubs in Canada 1955–1964
Between 1955 and 1964, co-operative jazz clubs were formed in several Canadian cities. Operated by the artists themselves, these co-operative ventures —the Cellar in Vancouver, the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, the Foggy ...
Non-Isochronous Meter: A Study of Cross cultural practice, analytic technique, and implications for jazz pedagogy
This dissertation examines the use of non-isochronous (NI) meters in jazz compositional and performative practices (meters as comprised of cycles of a prime number [e.g., 5, 7, 11] or uneven divisions of non-prime cycles ...
Compositions Inspired By David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest
This thesis is a collection of seven jazz compositions that are based on, or otherwise inspired by, David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest. The compositions attempt to engage the novel in a way that makes use of the ...
Chamber Jazz Concepts and Techniques as Applied to Six Original Compositions
Chamber jazz was introduced in the 1950s with artists like Ahmad Jamal and the Modern Jazz Quartet leading the way in this new genre. It is a fusion of elements from both Western Art Music and Jazz, combining to form a ...