Russia and the Creation of Jazz in the British Everyday Imaginary


  • Robert Lawson-Peebles University of Exeter



Race, primitivism, Russian music, British music, early jazz


This essay considers the role played by images of Russia and Russian culture in conjuring the earliest appearances of jazz in the everyday British imaginary.

Author Biography

Robert Lawson-Peebles, University of Exeter

Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, Honorary University Fellow, Department of English, University of Exeter.


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How to Cite

Lawson-Peebles, R. (2020). Russia and the Creation of Jazz in the British Everyday Imaginary. Jazz Research Journal, 13(1-2), 51–69.

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