Institute 16 Jazz Research

Opening hours during the summer semester 2021 (orange light):

Office and Library:
Wednesday: 9:00-12:00

Media Archive:
Monday: 10:00-14:00
Tuesday: 8:00-13:00
Friday: 8:00-14:00

In order to visit the library it is necessary to register by e-mail by the preceding day. Please state in your e-mail the preferred time and length of your visit so that we can avoid the encounter of too many persons at the Institute in our planning. In your confirmed registration we will inform you about your allocated time slot for your visit which you must adhere to.
Registration: jazzforschung(at)

New Date: Research Round Table, 16 June 2021, 18:00

Zur Konstruktivität von Jazzgeschichte:
Implikationen für Jazzforschung und Jazzdidaktik
Mario Dunkel (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

Online lecture, pre-registration: jazzforschung(at)

Canceled due to illness: Research Round Table, 9 June 2021, 18:00

Research Round Table, 9 June 2021, 18:00

Zur Konstruktivität von Jazzgeschichte:
Implikationen für Jazzforschung und Jazzdidaktik
Mario Dunkel, (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

Online lecture, pre-registration:


Call for Papers - Jazz Re:Search in 21st-Century Academia and Beyond

13th International Jazz Research Conference, Graz (Austria)

18—21 November 2021

Hosted by the Institute for Jazz Research and the International Society for Jazz Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Nichole T. Rustin (Rhode Island School of Design)
Walter van de Leur (University of Amsterdam / Conservatorium van Amsterdam)

41st Radio Jazz Research Conference

Social History in Jazz.
Remembering Musician and Musicologist Ekkehard Jost

18-20 November 2021, Institute for Jazz Research

Research Round Table, 25 November 2020, 18:00

“Viele verschiedene Bälle in einem Koffer”: Musikalische Selbstverortungen im Kontext von Flucht, Sean Prieske (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Online Lecture!


Guest Lecture: "Weibliche und queere Akteurinnen* der Wiener Pop- und Rockmusik," Magdalena Fürnkranz (Vienna)

Monday, 09.11.2020; 13:00-14:30
In cooperation with the Zentrum für Genderforschung.
Online Lecture, a zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants.
Registration until 6.11.2020, 12:00:
The guest lecture is eligible for Muwi aktuell.


The Jost donation has arrived at the Institute - the work starts.

| André Doehring

The Institute for Jazz Research in Graz, founded in 1971, is one of the oldest and most renowned institutions of its kind in the world, and is devoted to the successful establishment and expansion of jazz research as an independent, interdisciplinary branch of musicology. Its primary research focus is the historical, cultural, and theoretical study of jazz, jazz-related, and popular music, including the music of Latin America and international folk music. One of the Institute’s most notable research achievements is an abundance of in-depth structural analyses of musical genres and individual musicians’ styles, based on original transcriptions of audio recordings.

The institute is home to a specialised library, housing roughly 5,800 printed volumes (books and subject-related periodicals) and around 42,500 audio and audiovisual recordings (20,000 LPs, 20,300 CDs, 1,200 videocassettes, DVDs, audio tapes, and shellacs). The library is popular among both international researchers and students.

For decades, the institute has informed the world of its activities primarily through three long-standing and respected periodicals, published in cooperation with the International Society for Jazz Research (ISJ) and its members. The yearbook Jazzforschung / Jazz Research, founded in 1969, has produced 46 issues to date; the series Beiträge zur Jazzforschung / Studies in Jazz Research has published 14 complete monographs since 1969, and the newsletter Jazz Research News, begun in 2000, has already released 49 issues.

A current focus of the institute’s vital research is an enhancement of the knowledge of jazz and popular music styles integral to cultural and social developments in major parts of the world. To this end, the Institute has also organised jazz research conferences on a regular basis since 1969; these conferences serve as a point for international researchers to meet and exchange ideas. Transnational projects and collaborations as well as nationally-funded projects have further added to the institute’s reputation as a centre for jazz research. This combination of ground-breaking research and cooperation with other organizations will ensure that the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz remains an international leader in jazz and popular music research.