Dr Nicholas Gebhardt

Title: 
Senior Researcher
Institution: 
Lancaster University
Address: 
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
Country: 
United Kingdom
E-mail: 
n.gebhardt@lancaster.ac.uk

My research interests include popular music in the United States, the entertainment industry, and jazz history and American ideology.  My first book, Going For Jazz: Musical Practices and American Ideology, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2001 and I have published articles and reviews in wide variety of forums on the cultural history of popular music in the United States.  In addition to my work on Rhythm Changes, I am currently working on a book called Music is our Business: the rise of the popular musician in American culture, 1882-1929 for the University of Chicago Press.

Research Interests: 

Popular music in the United States

Entertainment industry

Jazz history

Publications: 

Music is our Business: the rise of the popular musician in American culture, 1882-1929 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming)

"Crossing borders I: the historical context for Ravel's North American tour" in Deborah Mawer, editor, Ravel Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Going For Jazz: Musical Practices and American Ideology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001)

Project Title: 
Rhythm Changes