Alan Stanbridge

University of Toronto, Scarborough

Alan Stanbridge is an Associate Professor in Music and Culture in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed in the Museum Studies graduate program. Stanbridge has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on popular music, jazz history, cultural policy, and cultural theory, and his new book, Rhythm Changes: Jazz, Culture, Discourse, will be published by Routledge. He is a contributor to the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, writing the main entries on Jazz and Postmodernism, with the main entry on the Hollywood Musical forthcoming in a future volume. Stanbridge is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cultural Policy, and a member of the Advisory Board of Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation. He served on the Editorial Board of the Jazz Research Journal from 2004 to 2021, and he was a National Board Member of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) from 2014 to 2019. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Stanbridge pursued a fifteen-year career in professional arts management and music promotion in Britain, and he has been responsible for the programming and coordination of a diverse range of concerts, arts events, and specially commissioned projects. He held the posts of Festival Director of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and Director of Jazz Services, and occupied senior management positions with several arts centres and music organizations, including Midlands Arts Centre and the Almeida Theatre and Festival. (