Keynote speakers

We are proud to present these three keynote speakers:

Topic: Jazz, archives and cultural heritage
Dan Lundberg
Dan Lundberg is Chief Librarian/Head Archivist at Musikverket (Swedish Performing Arts Agency) in Stockholm. He is also Associate Professor in musicology at the Stockholm University and Åbo Akademi University.
Lundberg’s main areas of research involve questions about music and identity, as well as Swedish and European folk music from an ethnomusicological perspective. In his latest project, Polarize or Pluralize, he has been studying music archives and ideology.
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Topic: Jazz history and historiography
John Gennari
John Gennari is Professor of English at the University of Vermont, where he also directs the ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program.
His primary fields of research include: Jazz Cultural Studies, Italian American Studies, and Race and Ethnic Studies.
In Blowin’ Hot And Cool: Jazz And Its Critics (University of Chicago Press, 2006), Gennari provides a comprehensive history of jazz criticism from the 1920s to the present. The work was awarded the John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Book in American Culture Studies and the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Prize for Excellence in Music Criticism, 2007.
Excerpt from the book
Publications and more information: University of Vermont

Topic: Jazz in the media
Heather Pinson
Heather Pinson is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh. She holds degrees in Music, Musicology and Interdisciplinary Arts and teaches courses on art, music history and the history of photography at the university.
She is the author of The Jazz Image: Seeing Music Through Herman Leonard’s Photography, (Jackson, MS, University Press of Mississippi, 2010). The book examines the photographs of African American jazz musicians during the 1950s and 1960s and is part of the American Music series established by the University Press of Mississippi.
Publications and more information: Robert Morris University
From the website Media Arts, Robert Morris University.