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266 Pianist and composer Christopher G. Bakriges is lecturer and artist-inresidence at Elms College in Massachusetts and has written on jazz and world culture. His recent publications appear in The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism, published by Leeds College of Music; Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook, produced by the International Association of Jazz Educators; 2006 Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists published by New York’s School of Visial Arts; and Jazz Planet, by University Press of Mississippi. Bakriges has a Ph.D. in musicology /ethnomusicology from York University in Toronto and M.A.s in world music from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and in International Politics and Economics from the University of Detroit. Sean Creighton works for community and voluntary sector organizations and is active in a number of historical fields, including UK black history (see His contribution builds on his talk “Politics and Culture: Paul Robeson in the UK” at the 100th Robeson Birth Anniversary Conference held in 1998 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, subsequently published by Agenda Services in 1999. Independent historian, broadcaster, and author Jeffrey Green has written Edmund Thornton Jenkins: The Life and Times of an American Black Composer, Contributors 267 CONTRIBUTORS 1894–1926 (Greenwood Press, 1982) and Black Edwardians: Black People in Britain, 1901–1914 (Frank Cass, 1998), contributed essays to several collections , and had multiple articles published in Immigrants and Minorities, New Community, Storyville, The Black Perspective in Music (New York), and the Black Music Research Journal (Chicago). He is currently working on the biography of composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912), the Londonborn son of an African. He edited the Coleridge-Taylor edition of the Black Music Research Journal (Fall 2001: published in 2003). Leighton Grist is senior lecturer in Media and Film Studies at the University of Winchester where he is programs director for the MA in Film. The writer of numerous articles published in edited collections and journals, his work centers predominantly upon the intersection of film, theory, and culture . He is the author of The Films of Martin Scorsese 1963–77 (Macmillan/ St. Martin’s Press, 2000) and is presently working on a follow-up volume. Bob Groom is a music historian, writer, reviewer, and broadcaster. He is probably best known as the one-time editor and publisher of Blues World and for his book The Blues Revival (Studio Vista, 1971). He has written Blues World Booklets on Robert Johnson (1967), Charlie Patton (1969), and Blind Lemon Jefferson (1970). In addition he has written numerous CD notes for Document Records and contributed to The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues (1996), Aspects of Elvis: Tryin’ to Get You (1994), and to various magazines including Blues & Rhythm, Juke Blues, Living Blues, and American Music Magazine. Rainer E. Lotz, an economist and mechanical engineer by education, is a retired civil servant (development aid) and lecturer in political science who has compiled more than fifty LP and CD anthologies of historic recordings and authored over 160 articles in scholarly journals and more than eighty monographs, including German Ragtime and Pre-History of Jazz (1985), The AFRS Jubilee Radio Transcription Service (1985), Under the Imperial Carpet— Essays in Black History (1987), The Banjo on Record (1993), Hitler’s Airwaves (1997), Black People—Entertainers of African Descent (1997), Beyond Recall— A Documentation of Jewish Musical Life in Nazi Berlin, 1933–1938 (2001), and Live from the Cotton Club (2003). His current projects include the 268 CONTRIBUTORS German National Discography (twenty-one volumes published to date) and a Biographical Dictionary of Entertainment in Germany. PaulOliver isaninternationalscholar,reviewer,broadcaster,andmusicologist whose influence has been enormous in two areas—vernacular architecture and African American music. He has written numerous publications in both areas, including the award-winning book Blues Fell This Morning, and is the winner of a Sony Radio Award and the Grand Prix du Disque for his programs on blues music. His many other publications include: Savannah Syncopators, Yonder Come the Blues, Screening the Blues, and editing the Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. He is the editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World (which was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997). Oliver has been connected with Oxford Brookes University for many years, and was associate head of the School of Architecture between 1978 and 1988. Among his many honors is the MBE awarded by the Queen in 2003 in recognition of his contribution to...


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