Music Historian Ted Gioia on Eastern Standard

Mar 9, 2017

On this week's show, Ted Gioia, musician and author who has published ten non-fiction books, most recently the acclaimed How to Listen to Jazz (Basic Books). 

Music historian Ted Gioia spoke during the Chautauqua Lecture Series at Eastern Kentucky University Feb. 23, 2017
Credit John Hingsbergen

Gioia has been called "one of the outstanding music historians in America" by the Dallas Morning News.  He has served on the faculty of Stanford University, and published in many of the leading newspapers, periodicals and websites, including the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Wall Street JournalThe American ScholarMusic QuarterlyBookforumSalonDallas Morning NewsSan Francisco ChroniclePopular MusicLos Angeles Review of Books, The MillionsThe Atlantic MonthlyCity Journal, The Threepenny Review, PopMatters, and The Hudson Review. He is currently columnist for The Daily Beast.

Gioia's previous book, Love Songs: The Hidden History (Oxford University Press) has been one of the most influential music history books of recent years.

Gioia is perhaps best known as the author of The History of Jazz, which has sold more than 100,000 copies and ranks as the bestselling survey of jazz published during the last quarter century.