This is a practice-as-research doctoral project conducted through an auto-ethnographic study of my own work as a radio producer, generating oral histories of jazz musicians and promoters working in the English West Midlands between 1969 and 1979.
My research question is: How could processes of audio production mediate and interpret jazz in the West Midlands between 1969 and 1979?
My research aims are:
- To contribute to a body of knowledge to help inform radio documentary practice, jazz research and jazz studies.
- Interrogate the voices of jazz in the West Midlands in 1960s and 1970s.