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.

  • This panel of philosophers met to explore the ethics of improvised conduct. Arnold Davidson, University of Chicago and University of Pisa, gave the opening talk.

    Discussants included Eric Lewis, McGill University; Lydia Goehr, Columbia University; Bernard Gendron, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Lorenzo Simpson, Stony Brook University. The panel was introduced and moderated by Carol Rovane, who is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University.

    The panel took place on Thursday, November 13, 2008.

  • The Jazz Review

    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.