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The journal aims to represent a range of disciplinary perspectives on jazz, from ethnography to film studies, sociology to cultural studies, and offers a platform for new thinking on jazz. In this respect, the editors particularly welcome articles that challenge traditional approaches to jazz and encourage writings that engage with jazz as a discursive practice. Read more about the journal.




The editorial board of Jazz Research Journal collectively authored this statement over a number of months in 2021 and 2022. We consider it a necessary and long overdue intervention into the field of jazz studies. The statement describes the jazz studies we want to see.

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Vol. 16 No. 2 (2023)
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