MemberAndrew Berish


Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ‘40s. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Andrew Berish is an Associate Professor who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles and B.A. in History from Columbia University. Dr. Berish’s current research focuses on the relationship between musical expression and the social experience of space and place. His current book, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s (University of Chicago Press, 2012), examines the ways swing-era jazz represented the geographic and demographic transformations of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. He has published articles on 1930s “sweet” jazz and guitarist Django Reinhardt in The Journal of the Society for American Music and Jazz Perspectives. A recent essay on Duke Ellington in the 1930s appears in the Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington , edited by Ed Green (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is currently at work on a study of Tin Pan Alley song during the Depression and Second World War as well as a second project on jazz hating. His research interests include topics in jazz and American popular music, theories of space and place, and ideologies of race. He teaches courses on American culture of the 1930s and ’40s, jazz and civil rights, the analysis of popular music, and the role of place and mobility in American historical experience.

MemberGarrett Michaelsen

…ana University (2013)

MM in Music Theory, Indiana University (2008)

BM in Jazz Performance, Eastman School of Music (2002)

BA in English Literature, Un…

Garrett Michaelsen is Assistant Professor of Musicianship and Music Theory at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His work as a teacher, researcher, and performer is focused on improvisation in music. He co-designed the Musicianship and Analysis sequence at UML around the ways improvisation can be used to learn music theory and develop ear training. His research theorizes about the interactive group processes that structure jazz improvisations. And his performances as a trumpet player involve improvisation in jazz, avant-garde, tango, and other musical styles.

MemberIsaac Maupin

…Documenting Jazz, Dublin Ireland January 17-19, 2019:
Photographing the Carnival of Swing: An Immigrant’s Perspective on the First Jazz Festival

Society f…
…raphs. New York Public Library.

“Carnival of Swing: Uncovering an Historic Jazz Concert at Randall’s Island Stadium, 1938.” New York Public Library…

Isaac Maupin is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the University of Kentucky’s Ethnomusicology/Musicology program. Prior to attending the University of Kentucky, he attended Otterbein University where he received a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance in 2013. Following the completion of his undergraduate study, Isaac lived in Boston and performed in various rock ensembles. At UK, Isaac teaches undergraduate courses on the History of Jazz, Creativity and Innovation in Rock Music, and Music Appreciation. In addition to teaching, Isaac has performed in various ensembles at UK including jazz combos, Korean drumming, and the gamelan. In the summer of 2017, he worked as an intern in the archive of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. As an intern, Isaac assisted in the curation of two collections of jazz-related materials. Additionally, Isaac has research interest in the music of the 1960s and has contributed to a publication about the role of music in activist movements of the 1960s. His current research focuses on jazz and activism, and centers specifically on Honk! A Festival of Activist Street Bands. Isaac has served the president of FOCUS@UK, a student organization that promotes research in music, and serves as the IT Director of the Graduate Student Congress. He is also the graduate student representative of the South Central Chapter of the American Musicological Society and serves on the Public Relations Committee of the Society of American Music.

MemberDan DiPiero


MA, Aesthetics and Politics, California Institute of the Arts

MFA, Jazz Studies, California Institute of the Arts

BM, Jazz Studies, Capital Univ…

My work focuses on music (jazz, popular, and avant-garde), improvisation, and cultural studies. I have taught courses in music history, American cultural studies, and the humanities. I play the drums.