Jazz Studies Online aims to broaden thinking about jazz. We have selected a wide range of digital resources - journal articles, book chapters, magazines, teaching materials, talks, internet links, and performances - to represent the diversity and innovation in jazz studies. Some of the themes explored here are the impact of jazz on modern art, on cultural and social struggles, and on any field of human interaction that may involve improvisation.
In South Africa, jazz is both popular and a vehicle for popular resistance. Jazz performance was well established there by the 1930s, and the local version influenced jazz around the world, especially in the 1960s and afterward. In the postwar era, jazz musicians waged a cultural battle against the apartheid regime's ethnic policies. Gwen Ansell was Columbia's Louis Armstrong Visiting Professorship in Spring 2008, a position made possible by generous support from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Ms.
Founded by Nat Hentoff, Martin Williams, and Hsio Wen Shih in New York in 1958, The Jazz Review was the premier journal of jazz in the United States. Short-lived as it was (1958-1961), it set an enduring standard for criticism.