M.A. in Jazz History and Research

Offered by The Department of Arts, Media and Culture, Rutgers University-Newark

Also offered: A 5-year B.A./M.A. track for Rutgers University-Newark undergraduate students.

Contact Person: Professor Lewis Porter

Dr. Porter’s e-mail: lporter@andromeda.rutgers.edu (Preferred method)
If need be, phone/fax Dr. Porter: 973-353-5655; Fax: 973-353-1392
Dr. Porter’s mailing address:Dept. of Arts, Media and Culture,
Bradley Hall 213, Rutgers U., Newark, NJ 07102

Faculty (for complete bios click here)

Lewis Porter (program director, historian, pianist)

Henry Martin (composer, theorist, pianist)

Guest faculty have included Bill Kirchner, Evan Spring, Peter Hollerbach, and others.

Guest speakers have included Jimmy Heath, Amiri Baraka, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Ravi Coltrane, Ethan Iverson, Sonny Fortune, John Ore, Salim Washington, Krin Gabbard, John Ore, Eddie Bert, Phil Schaap, Sterling Bland, Bob Belden, Joe Giardullo, Badal Roy, Kenny Wessel, John Szwed, Clement Price, Brent Edwards, and others. We have also talked by speakerphone with Ornette Coleman, Nat Hentoff, Gunther Schuller, Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and others.

Students are also assisted by staff at the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS). To learn more about the IJS, click here.

In January 2007, Jazz Perspectives, the world’s first peer-reviewed journal entirely devoted to jazz scholarship, was founded by Lewis Porter and John Howland, who were also its first editors. Click here for more information.