Eddie S. Meadows is professor emeritus of ethnomusicology and jazz studies and former graduate advisor at the School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University (SDSU). He has held visiting professorships at the University of Ghana, Michigan State University (Martin Luther King Visiting Scholar), UCLA, and the University of California, Berkeley. From January to June of 2007, Meadows was a visiting professor of Jazz Studies at USC, and he was an adjunct professor of jazz at USC from 2007 to 2009.
Meadows’ publications include the following books: Jazz Scholarship and Pedagogy: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge Publishers 2006), Bebop to Cool: Context, Ideology, and Musical Identity (Praeger Publishers, 2003; Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2004), California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West (co-edited with Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, University of California Press, 1998), Jazz Research and Performance Materials: A Select Annotated Bibliography (Garland Publishers, 1995), and Jazz Reference and Research Materials (Garland Publishers, 1981). He has also published numerous articles, encyclopedia entries and reprints, and book/record reviews. His latest book, Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Rap: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge), was published May 2010, and is the first annotated reference book on the genres.
Postdoctoral work in Ethnomusicology at UCLA, (African music); Studied Atenteben and Ewe drumming at the University of Ghana, Legon (West Africa); Ph.D. Music Education, Michigan State University; M.S. Music, University of Illinois; B.S. Music, Tennessee State University