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Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene

Travis Jackson


New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city's jazz scene is more important now than ever before. This book examines how jazz has thrived in New York following its popular resurgence in the 1980s. Using interviews, in-person observation, and analysis of live and recorded events, the author—an ethnomusicologist—explores both the ways in which various participants in the New York City jazz scene interpret and evaluate performance, and the criteria on which those interpretations and evaluations are based. Through the notes and words of its most accomplis ... More

Keywords: New York, history of jazz, performance, jazz, musical style, cultural form, race, place, spirituality, accomplished performers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520270442
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520270442.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Travis Jackson, author