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Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Björn Heile, Peter Elsdon, and Jenny Doctor


Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen is the first systematic study of jazz on screen media. Where earlier studies have focused almost entirely on the role and portrayal of jazz in Hollywood film, this book engages with a plethora of technologies and media from early film and Soundies through television and video to recent developments in digital technologies and online media. Likewise, the authors discuss jazz in the widest sense, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmy Dorsey through the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and C ... More

Keywords: Jazz, performance, mediatization, embodiment, video, film, television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199347650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Björn Heile, editor
Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Glasgow

Peter Elsdon, editor
Lecturer in Music, University of Hull

Jenny Doctor, editor
Senior Fellow in Music, York University

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