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Davis, John S Professor


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  • Dr. Davis' research is focused on the history of jazz and organizational leadership. In 2013, he completed the Historical Dictionary of Jazz, published by Scarecrow Press, Inc. He continues to work on new manuscripts including a 'Listener's Guide to Duke Ellington,' for publication consideration by Scarecrow Press, Inc. Additionally, he serves as a guest conductor in residence for festivals in the U.S. and Canada.


  • jazz education, administration, organizational leadership, history of jazz



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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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