New issue of the Jazz Research Journal on diversity and inclusion – with editorial podcast – News, reviews, articles and commentary from the London jazz scene and beyond

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Sébastien writes:

A good friend of LJN, Dr Nicolas Pillai, now at University College Dublin where he is Assistant Professor in Creative and Critical Practice, has been in touch regarding the recently published issue of Jazz Research Journal, Vol 14 Issue 2, primarily written in 2020.

It focuses on diversity and inclusion in jazz festivals. Guest editors are Sarah raine from the University of Limerick, Ireland and Emily jones of sage Gateshead.

Nic tells us about an unusual feature of this problem: “Above all, we wanted the research to reach industry and the public. The editorial in this special issue of Jazz Research Journal therefore takes the form of a podcast.

It has been incorporated here courtesy of Jazz Research Journal and Equinox Publishing.

Emily Jones and Sarah Raine explain: “In conversation with the editor-in-chief of JRJ Nicolas Pillai, we discuss the journey of this special issue, the issues linked to diversity and inclusion in the current jazz scene, and offer a playlist inspired by different people, places and jazz issues that fill these pages. . “


  • The Guardians’ Puzzle: Diversity and Inclusion Programming in a Jazz Festival – Michael Allemana, University of Chicago (United States)
  • Festa do Jazz: A case study on the (dis) balance of genres in Portuguese jazz. – José Dias, University of Coventry (United Kingdom) and Beatriz Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • Gender politics, UK jazz festivals and COVID-19: sustaining momentum for change in times of crisis – Sarah Raine, University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street: Bypass Race for Inclusion at New Orleans Jazz Fest – Sonya A. Grier, American University (United States)
  • Complementary reflections, and a ManiFESTo, on jazz (festivals) and the decolonization of music – George McKay, University of East Anglia (UK)

LINKS: Jazz Research Journal Editorial in full

Home page JRJ and susubscriptions

Nicolas Pillai at UCD, Dublin

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