Hello all! For those devotees who are still following, thanks for staying the course. For those who are new, welcome, or welcome back! This past year was a whirlwind of research, which left both this blog and Jazz Historian After Hours languishing. It was wonderful being able to devote myself to research full time for a year, but it was one of those situations where I felt I needed to be doing it nearly 24/7 to make the most of the Lilburn Fellowship, so it meant that my writing activities went by the wayside. 2018 is going to be a different beast, however. This year is all about writing! Asides from attending more regularly to these blogs of mine I’m starting to work on articles and a book from the Lilburn research. I’ll also hopefully be doing more over at Audioculture so keep an eye out there too.
One particular project I plan to do on NZ Jazz this year is to celebrate the 125th anniversary of NZ women’s suffrage by writing a monthly post on NZ women jazz musicians/composers. I may also do something similar for NZ women musicians and composers of other genres over on JHAH, but I’ve yet to decide on that one yet- I’ll cross post to let you all know.
That’s all for now, but keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for the first of what I hope to be many blog posts this year.