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In Residence: A conversation with Joel Dinerstein
October 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Joel Dinerstein is a cultural historian and professor who’s latest book is “Jazz: A Quick Immersion” (Tibidabo, 2020). Jazz hides in plain sight in global culture, five key American cities:. Dinerstein’s book focuses on jazz’s development as a musical revolution that led to soul, rock, funk, and hip-hop in a fascinating story of art, race, rebellion, and freedom in the African-American communities in five cities: New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and Los Angeles.
Joel Dinerstein is a cultural historian and professor of English/American Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the author of Jazz: A Quick Immersion (2020), The Origins of Cool in Postwar America (Chicago 2017), American Cool (Prestel 2014), Swinging the Machine (2003), and Coach: A Story of NY Cool (Rizzoli 2016). He was the curator for the acclaimed exhibit American Cool (2014) at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC featuring 100 icons and 100 photographs. He has served as a consultant on jazz and popular music for the National Endowment for the Humanities (the NEH), HBO (Boardwalk Empire), and Putumayo Records (Jazz CD).