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Jazzing: New York City's Unseen Scene

Thomas H. Greenland


How do we speak about jazz? This book turns from the usual emphasis on artists and their music to focus on non-performing participants, describing them as active performers in their own right who witness and thus collaborate in a happening made one-of-a-kind by improvisation, mood, and moment. The book shines a spotlight on the constituency of proprietors, booking agents, photographers, critics, publicists, painters, amateur musicians, fans, friends, and tourists that makes up New York City's contemporary jazz scene. Drawn from deep ethnographic research, interviews, and long-term participant ... More

Keywords: jazz, active performers, improvisation, New York City, jazz scene, music-making, urban art, tourists, photographers, musical meanings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040115
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas H. Greenland, author