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Table Of Contents

Abstract
Chapter 1: Jazz, Race, and Policy
Prologue
Jazz and Race
What is Jazz? What is Jazz Policy?
Toward a Federal Definition of “Jazz”
Smooth Jazz and Other Exclusions
Jazz as Democracy
Jazzocracy in Action
The Democratic Vistas of Improvisation
Baseball as Democracy
Jazzocracy as Conventionalism
Jazz as Black Music
History and Characteristics of Jazz: Policy Considerations
The Axis of Reaction
The Official Acceptance of Free Jazz
The People’s Music? Jazz as Economic Disaster and High Art
Federal Arts Policy
African American Economic and Social Realities
Chapter 2: The WPA
The Federal Music Project, 1935-39
The New Deal and Left-Wing Ideology
Swing and the FMP
Sokoloff’s Symphonics
Jazz and the Federal Theatre Project
The FMP in Context
Chapter 3: Jazz and the Cold War
Jazz as Foreign Policy
Psychological Warfare in the Atomic Age
Corporate Liberalism and Spontaneity
Bebop as Revolution
Democracy’s Masks
Free Jazz as Revolution
The Sonic Weapon Paradoxically Deployed
Soviet Unrealism
Racism as Policy Problem
The Jazz Voice of America
Dizzy’s Diplomatic Debut
Jazzocracy On Tour
Jazz Ambassadors in Action and Reaction
Congressional Opposition and the Avant-Garde
Enter the Avant-Garde; Exit Jazz Diplomacy
The Live Arts in Eclipse
Appropriations and Inappropriations
Direct Support of Artists
Jazz and the NEA
NEA Jazz Support: An Overview
The NEA and the Jazz Avant-Garde
Jazz/Classical Funding Comparisons
Jazz Masters: An Overview
Jazz Masters: Some Random Notes
The “National Treasure” as Treasure Box
The “Kind of Blue” Policy Cadenza
Conyers’ Jazz Past and Future
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Ken Burns’ Jazz
Chapter 5: Conclusion
The Whitmanian Gift
The Aura of Egalitarian Intuition
Epilogue
The Co-optation of the Black Prophetic Tradition
The Futureless Future
Jazz Masters’ Vibrational Dynamics
Trajectories of Dominance
The Curiosities of the Jazz Calendar
Democracy, Neoliberalism and Black American Music
Wadada Leo Smith and Improvocracy
References
Appendices
Appendix A: H.Con.Res 57
Appendix B: H.Res. 894
Appendix C: H.R. 2823
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It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Ka-ching): A History of Federal Jazz Policy

It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Ka-ching): A History of Federal Jazz Policy

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A wide-ranging synthesis of scholarly and popular sources, plus original interviews. The only extensive study devoted specifically to U.S. jazz policy. Covers federal jazz policy during the 1930s WPA Federal Music Project; the State Department’s Cold War jazz diplomacy program; and the NEA's individual grants to artists and its Jazz Masters program, as well as jazz-related Congressional resolutions promoted by the Congressional Black Caucus.
A wide-ranging synthesis of scholarly and popular sources, plus original interviews. The only extensive study devoted specifically to U.S. jazz policy. Covers federal jazz policy during the 1930s WPA Federal Music Project; the State Department’s Cold War jazz diplomacy program; and the NEA's individual grants to artists and its Jazz Masters program, as well as jazz-related Congressional resolutions promoted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

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