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Beyond Modern Jazz: The Evolution of Postmodern Jazz Performance and Composition from 1969 to the Present
In the following paper, I will address what I perceive to be a gap in scholarship regarding the evolution of African-American classical music (popularly referred to as jazz) following the end of its primary phase of ...
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 ...