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The Society for American Music’s 40th Annual Conference


On Friday March 7, 2014, I presented a paper at The Society for American Music’s annual conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was part of a panel called Philadelphia Stories. My paper was titled Historically Overdubbing “Philly” Joe Jones: One of Jazz’s Most Recorded Musicians. The panel was chaired by Dr. Sherrie Tucker (University of Kansas). Below this text is an audio recording of the presentation. It is a little over 27 minutes in length (including the Q&A portion). Enjoy!


The Life and Music of “Philly” Joe Jones

This Friday, November 30, I will be giving a presentation on Rutgers University’s campus in Newark, NJ on the life and music of drummer “Philly” Joe Jones. The presentation is part of a Jazz History Thesis Presentation Series produced by Dr. Lewis Porter. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Bradley Hall. It is FREE and open to the public. The itinerary is as follows:

4:30- Vincent Gardner- History of the Brooklyn Jazz Scene

5:00- Dustin Mallory- The Life and Music of “Philly” Joe Jones

5:30- John Petrucelli- The Life and Music of Warne Marsh

6:00- Ralph Russell- The Compositions of Randy Weston

6:30- Melba Joyce- (topic unknown)

7:00- Trevor Hudson- History of the Loft Scene

There will also be a second day of presentations on Wednesday, November 28. Topics that day will include Uri Caine, Jazz & Poetry, Freddie King, Eddie Sauter, etc. It should be a fun and informative series!