Andrew Kluth
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Musical Cultures of the World: Europe and the Americas

AJ Kluth’s research focuses on American musical experimentalisms (avant-garde/experimentalism, jazz studies, critical improvisation studies), music of the African Diaspora, continental aesthetics, and contemporary theories of interpretation (philosophical hermeneutics). His publications appear in the Journal of Jazz Studies (forthcoming), and The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, DownBeat Magazine, and Ethnomusicology Review’s “Sounding Board,” in addition to a book comprising a collection of transcribed solos by saxophonist Chris Potter.

Outside of his academic work, Kluth is an accomplished saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. He has released two albums with OA2 Records and worked across musical genres in the Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles markets. Finally, he has contributed to jazz education as a teaching artist for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s “Jazz in the Classroom” outreach program as well as through the Music Institute of Chicago.

Ph.D., Ethnomusicology, UCLA 2018; M.A., Humanities and Social Thought, NYU 2013; M.M., Jazz Studies, DePaul University 2006; B.A., Applied Music, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay 2003

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