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Media Advisory: Ethnomusicologist Unlocks Mysteries of NY Jazz Scene

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2006)

The University at Albany music department hosts ethnomusicologist Travis A. Jackson from the University of Chicago to present his lecture entitled "The Black Eclectic".

Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 4-5:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Travis A. Jackson, associate professor of music and the humanities, University of Chicago

Performing Arts Center (PAC), Room B-78, UAlbany Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y.

Travis A. Jackson, associate professor of music and the humanities, is an ethnomusicologist—someone who does scientific and comparative studies of typically traditional or non-Western music of different cultures. Jackson's work centers on jazz, rock, and recording technology, and his theoretical interests include urban geography, race/culture and identity, ethnographic method, performance and aesthetics.

Jackson is the author of Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene as well as articles on topics ranging from the intersection of jazz and poetic performance to the interpretation of meaning in rock music. His current work focuses on the affective attachment of musicians and listeners to recording labels. Jackson received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1998 and has been teaching at the University of Chicago since 2003.

For additional information visit the University at Albany's music department.


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