Keynote Speakers

Jason Stanyek

Jason Stanyek teaches at the University of Oxford where he is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Tutorial Fellow at St. John’s College. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at New York University, Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard, and External Faculty Fellow at Stanford. His research on Pan African jazz, mobile music, improvisation, music technology, and Brazilian music and dance has appeared in a range of publications. His 2010 article (co-authored with Benjamin Piekut) “Deadness: Technologies of the Intermundane” was selected by MIT Press as one of the 50 most influential articles published over the past 50 years in all of their journals across all disciplines. Currently, he serves as editor of 33 1/3 Brazil, an offshoot of Bloomsbury’s long-running 33 1/3 series, and as co-editor (with Pauline Fairclough) of the Cambridge UP journal Twentieth-Century Music. He is a founding editorial board member of the journal Sound Studies.



Marie Buscatto

Marie Buscatto is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France). Based on her initial research on the processes limiting women’s access to the world of jazz, her current work focuses on social inequalities affecting artists and qualified workers’ trajectories in western countries. She also studies subjective and objective ambivalencies affecting artistic practices, careers and professions in Europe, in the US and in Japan. Finally, she reflects on the epistemological status of qualitative methods.



Alan Stanbridge

Alan Stanbridge is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, teaching in Music & Culture and Media Studies in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and in the Master of Museum Studies Program. He offers courses in music and society, jazz history, film music, cultural theory, and cultural policy. Stanbridge has published numerous articles and book chapters on popular music, jazz history, and cultural policy, and he is currently working on a book entitled Rhythm Changes: Jazz, Culture, Discourse, to be published by Routledge. In a previous life, Stanbridge pursued a 15-year career in professional arts management and music promotion in the UK, during which time he held the post of Director of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.