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    Dr. David Baker

    Bob Blumenthal

    Phil Coady

    Dr. JB Dyas

    Marcia Foster Dunscomb

    Dr. Willie Hill

    Howard Mandel

    Dr. Gary B. Nash

    Dr. Richard Olivas

    David Vigilante

Howard Mandel


Howard Mandel is an award-winning journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, educator, and lecturer, specializing in jazz, blues, new, and unusual music. His articles, reviews, interviews, and columns have appeared in Down Beat, Signal2Noise, Jazziz, the Village Voice, The Wire, and Swing Journal, among many other publications, and he was general editor of The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues (Billboard Books, 2005). His book Future Jazz (Oxford University Press, 1999) explores music emerging since 1975; he is currently writing a volumn on Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor as representatives of the avant-garde.

Mandel also produces arts segments for National Public Radio, and teaches at New York University and the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music program. He currently serves as President of the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit international organization of writers, photographers, broadcasters, and new media professionals.

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