Editorial Team


Ed Berger recently retired after three decades at the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) to pursue freelance writing and photography. He is a regular contributor to JazzTimes as both writer and photographer, and author or coauthor of three works in the Scarecrow Press/IJS Studies in Jazz series: Benny Carter: A Life in American Music; Bassically Speaking: An Oral History of George Duvivier; and Reminiscing in Tempo: The Life and Times of a Jazz Hustler, the memoirs of producer Teddy Reig. His photographs have appeared in many periodicals as well as on recordings by such artists as Benny Carter, Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Quincy Jones, and Ray Bryant. He is currently working on a biodiscography of trumpeter Joe Wilder.
Dan Faulk holds an MA in Jazz History and Research Program from Rutgers University. He also holds an M.B.A. in Technology Management from SUNY Institute of Technology. He was the Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Stony Brook and has performed and/or recorded with J.J. Johnson, Steve Turre, Rufus Reid, among others. He currently co-leads the Freeology quartet with pianist/educator/scholar Lewis Porter and is a reference associate at the Institute of Jazz Studies.
Henry Martin, professor of music at Rutgers University–Newark, is a composer and music theorist. His most recent CD is Selected Piano Music (Albany Records TROY1171), as performed by Hilary Demske. He is founder and former chair of the Interest Group in Jazz Theory of the Society for Music Theory. His Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation is no. 24 in the Scarecrow Press Studies in Jazz series. Cengage has just issued the third edition of his jazz history text (coauthored with Keith Waters), Jazz: The First Hundred Years.
Jeffery S. McMillan holds an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University and has written about jazz and opera for Current Musicology, Opera News, The Historic Brass Journal, and the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition. His book, Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan (University of Michigan Press, 2008), was the winner of the Jazz Times readers poll, “Best in the Industry: Books.”
Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies, is a jazz historian and former editor of Down Beat. He is the author of Living with Jazz and Jazz People and has won seven Grammy Awards for album notes. He has taught jazz history at Brooklyn College, New York University, the Peabody Institute, and Rutgers University.

Managing Editor

Christopher J. Wells is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Arizona State University's Herberger Institute School of Music and Managing Editor of the  Journal of Jazz Studies.  He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his dissertation on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb and swing music in Harlem during the Great Depression received the Society for American Music’s Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award and UNC’s Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology. A social jazz dancer for over a decade, Dr. Wells is currently writing a book about the history of jazz music’s ever-shifting relationship with popular dance.

Editorial Board

Paul F. Berliner, ethnomusicologist and professor of music at Duke University. His books include Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation and The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe.
Barbara Bleij, senior teacher (jazz and classical) at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and former editor of the Dutch Journal of Music Theory (1996–2007). Her scholarly work includes studies of Lennie Tristano, Clare Fischer, and Wayne Shorter.
James Dapogny, Professor Emeritus of Music Theory at the University of Michigan, and a pianist and bandleader with his much-recorded Chicago Jazz Band. His works include Jelly Roll Morton: The Collected Piano Music.
Benny Golson, tenor saxophonist and composer, with over 30 albums and several jazz standards (“Whisper Not,” “Stablemates,” “I Remember Clifford”) to his credit. He holds honorary doctorates from Berklee School of Music (Boston) and William Paterson (Wayne, NJ).
Andrew Homzy, musicologist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and professor of music at Concordia University in Montreal.
Ethan Iverson, pianist and composer best known for his work in the trio The Bad Plus. He has worked with Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, and Charlie Haden, and his writings and interviews can be found at his blog, Do the Math.
Paul Jeffrey, tenor saxophonist, arranger, and educator. He has worked with Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Lionel Hampton, among others, and was director of jazz studies at Duke University from 1983 to 2003.
Lawrence Kart, music critic, former editor of the Chicago Tribune book review, and former associate editor of Down Beat. His collection of writings, Jazz in Search of Itself, was recently published by Yale University Press.
Bill Kirchner, composer, arranger, saxophonist, jazz historian, and educator. He is editor of The Oxford Companion to Jazz and The Miles Davis Reader.
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophonist and composer. In 2010 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
A. B. Spellman, author of Four Lives in the Bebop Business, accomplished poet, and longtime arts administrator for the NEA (the NEA’s Jazz Masters award for jazz advocacy is named after him).
*Steven Strunk, professor of composition and music theory at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and author of several scholarly articles on jazz theory.
*Professor Strunk died February 2012.

Digital Publishing Management Team

Dr Jeffery Triggs, Rutgers University Libraries
Linda Langschied, Rutgers University Libraries
Jeanne Boyle, Associate University Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries