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Watching jazz: Encounters with jazz performance on screen

Elsdon, Peter



Björn Heile

Jenny Doctor


Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen is the first systematic study of jazz on screen media. Where earlier studies have focused almost entirely on the role and portrayal of jazz in Hollywood film, the present book engages with a plethora of technologies and media from early film and soundies through television to recent developments in digital technologies and online media. Likewise, the authors discuss jazz in the widest sense, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmy Dorsey through the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus to Pat Metheny.


Elsdon, P. (2016). B. Heile, P. Elsdon, & J. Doctor (Eds.). Watching jazz: Encounters with jazz performance on screen. New York: Oxford University Press

Book Type Edited Book
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date May 20, 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-934766-7
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