Call For Papers: Jazz and Culture Issue 2 – Spring 2019

The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies Program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press seek research articles for Issue No. 2 of Jazz and Culture. We invite scholars and artists to submit proposals for our second issue, slated for release in Spring of 2019.

Deadlines (for second issue):

Abstracts 300-500 words: March 15, 2018

Full Manuscripts:  June 1, 2018

Jazz and Culture is an annual, peer-reviewed publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. All methodological approaches are welcome, including ethno/musicology, music theory, and critical and cultural studies. Drawing upon recent trends in music scholarship, we further seek to interrogate a range of issues connecting music, race, class, gender, and other realms of social practice. We particularly encourage submissions exploring the music’s international scope.

The journal’s first issue is slated to be released in Spring of this year. The full table of contents for the first issue is included below.

We request submissions in the following categories:

·      Academic Articles in approximately 10,000 words.

·      Oral Histories of Jazz Artists

·      Book and Media Reviews (1,000-2,000 words)

To Submit, please send a proposal of 300-500 words in either .pdf or .doc format to: For consideration, please submit your proposals by March 15, 2018. Full manuscripts will be required by June 1, 2018.

For questions email: Editor-In-Chief Michael Heller at

Jazz and Culture
Issue 1, Spring 2018

Table of Contents


A Resistant Previousness
Fred Moten

“We Don’t Want to be Jazz-Jazz”: Afro-Modernism, Jazz, and Brass Band Music in Benin
Sarah Politz

This Ain’t A Hate Thing: Jeanne Lee and the Subversion of the Jazz Standard
Eric Lewis

“The Ace of his Race”: Paul Whiteman’s Early Critical Reception in the Black Press
Christopher Wells

Oral History 

“Rich Theory: Mandino Reinhardt on Jazz Manouche in Alsace”
Interviewed by Siv Lie


“Everything Old is New,” “J-572 (431) I (1971),” and “Composition No. 152”
Chiyuma Elliot


Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960, by Christina Abreu
Sarah Town

Flyboy 2: The Greg Tate Reader, by Greg Tate
Tamar Sella

Message To Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago, by Paul Steinbeck
Adam Zanolini

Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read (DVD), dir. By Atticus Brady
William Bares