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This page is dedicated to my publications, presentations, and media activities

Thesis

At University of Auckland Research Space

 

Journal Articles

Published:

2016: Comics Grid Special issue on comics and jazz- New Zealand Jazz Concerts, The Use and Abuse of Grand Pianos, and One Cartoonist’s Response

http://www.comicsgrid.com/articles/10.16995/cg.75/

2015: Jazz Research Journal Vol. 8 1-2: Got a Little Rhythm? The Australian Influence on Jazz in New Zealand during the 1930s and 1940s.

2014: Crescendo: Bulletin for the International Association of Music Libraries Issue 94: The Brubeck Collection at the University of the Pacific

2013: Current Research in Jazz: Artie Shaw in New Zealand 1943

http://www.crj-online.org/v5/CRJ-ShawNewZealand.php

August 2011: Crescendo: Bulletin for the International Association of Music Libraries Issue 89 Review article: Blue Smoke, the Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music 1918-1964, by Chris Bourke.

November 2010: Crescendo: Bulletin for the International Association of Music Libraries Issue 87: Jazz in New Zealand from the Jazz Age to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era.

October 2008: Flute Focus: Pioneers of Jazz Flute

http://www.flutefocus.com/Jazz/pioneers-jazz-flute.html

Note: Flute Focus has closed down- my article Pioneers of Jazz Flute can now be read at International Flute Journal:

http://flutejournal.com/pioneers-of-jazz-flute-by-aleisha-ward/

 

Book Chapters

2010: Many Voices: Music and National Identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand, ed. Henry Johnson, CH 9: “ANZAC, Hollywood, and Home”: Constructing a New Zealand jazz culture

2016 Antipodean Riffs: Essays on Australasian Jazz, ed. Bruce Johnson. Got a Little Rhythm? The Australian Influence on Jazz in New Zealand during the 1930s and 1940s.

Other Writing

New Zealand Musician

Audioculture

Flute Journal

A Jazz Historian After Hours (aka, my other blog)

Invited Seminar Presentations

2016 April: International Jazz Day- University of Auckland

Auckland’s Jazz Heritage

May: New Zealand Music Month-

Birkenhead Library and Auckland City Library

Auckland’s Jazz Heritage

Birkenhead Library

1950s Jazz Concerts

July: University of Auckland Centre for Continuing Education Winter Week

Jazzy Nerves, Aching Feet and Foxtrots: The New Zealand Jazz Age

2015 May: New Zealand Music Month- Auckland City Library

Adventures in Sound: The New Zealand Tours of the Dave Brubeck Quartet

July: University of Auckland Continuing Education Winter Week:

Adventures in Sound: The New Zealand Tours of the Dave Brubeck Quartet

November: IAML- NZ

Jazzy Nerves, Aching Feet and Foxtrots: Representations of Jazz in New Zealand Media During the 1920s

 

2014 May: Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures Symposium (University of Auckland):

No Use Crying Over Split Pianos: The 1950s Jazz Concerts and the Grand Piano Controversy

2012 August: University of Auckland School of Music Jazz Studies department:

Jazz in New Zealand

2011 May: New Zealand School of Music (Wellington) Friday Music Forum:

“Any rags, any jazz, any boppers today?” Jazz in New Zealand from the Jazz Age to the Rock and Roll Era.

July: University of Auckland Continuing Education Winter Week:

Jazz in New Zealand from the Jazz Age to the Rock and Roll Era.

September: University of Auckland School of Music Fermata Series:

Aching Feet, Jazzy Nerves and Foxtrots: Representations of Jazz in the 1920s

2010 May: University of Auckland School of Music Lecture Series:

Jazz in New Zealand from the 1920s to the 1950s

November: New Zealand Music Libraries Conference:

Jazz in New Zealand from the Jazz Age to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era

2008 October: University of Auckland School of Music Jazz Studies department:

Jazz in New Zealand

Media

2013 Radio New Zealand, Arts on Sunday Programme:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/artsonsunday/20131117

Awards

2013 Dave Brubeck Collection Research Travel Grant

2016-2017 Sir George Grey Researcher in Residence (Auckland City Libraries)

 

2 comments

  1. Hi. I am doing a mural for the Hastings Council, for the Hastings Municipal Theatre, somtimes known as The Opera House. The mural has to relate to this venue
    In a desperate attempt to make Hastings look vaguely cool, I would like to know, if you know of if any interesting Jazz gruops/singers might have played here to your knowledge?

  2. Tony Smith · · Reply

    Hi there.
    Read an earlier post of yours about The Orange.

    You might be pleased to learn that far from being demolished or converted into apartments, the bulk of the hall (including the ornate Orange Society meeting rooms, the original ballroom & dance floor, and the lower level Supper Room) has been retained, strengthened and extensively restored.
    Soon to re-open as a venue for hire and open to the public, including a small cafe.
    Could probably use some positive publicity!

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