Published Writing

Popular Publications (selected)

Point of Departure, 2016 – present: a handful of album reviews and counting….

“The Lady’s Day: Reflecting on Billie Holiday at 100,” Cuepoint, April 7, 2015.

“The Religious Experience of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme,” Cuepoint, March 2, 2015.

Downbeat, August 2007-2013: over 70 album reviews.

Earshot Jazz, December, 2007 – January, 2009: over 30 album reviews.

“Rhythm Changes Conference Urges Rethinking of Jazz Cultures,” Downbeat, September, 2013, 86.

“Keeping Kansas City Cosmopolitan,” Downbeat, August, 2013, 75.

“Hip-Hop Spinning Beyond Boundaries,” Downbeat, May 2013, 57.

“Clinics Strike a Chord at UNC Jazz Festival,” Downbeat, July, 2012, 78.

“SF Jazz Collective Lights Up Lawrence’s Lied Center,” Downbeat.com, March 21, 2012.

 

Academic Publications

“Media Review: Miles Davis, Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3,” Jazz Perspectives, Volume 8, Number 3 (2014): 321-326.

with Milton Wendland and Pete Williams, “Thick Critical Thinking: Toward a New Classroom Pedagogy,” in Critical Thinking in Higher Education, Edited by Martin Davies, Ron Barnett, Robert Ennis (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).

“A Change Is Gonna Come: African American Literature, Jazz and the Intersections of Time, Race, and Justice,” American Studies, Volume 53, Number 4 (2014).

“Media Review: Wadada Leo Smith, Ten Freedom Summers,” Jazz Perspectives, Volume 7, Number 1 (2013): 77-80.

“Wynton Marsalis,” The Grove Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

“Maria Schneider” The Grove Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed., Edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

“Frank Sinatra.” In The Forties in America. Edited by Thomas Tandy Lewis. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2010, 873-874.

 

Editorial Experience

2012-2014: Assistant Editor for the international peer reviewed journal American Studies.

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