Gabriel Solis

Interim Head, Theatre

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A scholar of African American music and of Indigenous musics of the Southwestern Pacific, Gabriel Solis has done ethnographic and historical research with jazz musicians in the United States and with musicians in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Drawing on work in African American studies, anthropology, and history, he addresses the ways people engage the past, performing history and memory through music. Additionally, his work explores musicians' and audiences' interactions with and personalization of mass-mediated musical commodities in transnational circulation.

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Research Output 1997 2019

Soul, afrofuturism & the timeliness of contemporary jazz fusions

Solis, G., Apr 1 2019, In : Daedalus. 148, 2, p. 23-35 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hip hop

The ⇜black pacific⇝ and decolonisation in melanesia: Performing nÉgritude and indigÈnitude

Webb-Gannon, C., Webb, M. & Solis, G., Jun 30 2018, In : Journal of the Polynesian Society. 127, 2, p. 177-206 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

human being

Duke Ellington in the LP Era

Solis, G., May 11 2017, Duke Ellington Studies. Cambridge University Press, p. 197-223 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Duke Ellington

Ellington in the Age of the LP

Solis, G., 2017, New Perspectives on Duke Ellington. Howland, J. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Further Perspectives on Music Technology in Ethnomusicology

Solis, G., 2017, The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education. Ruthmann, S. A. & Mantie, R. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 1998 2016

Research Slam

Gabriel Solis (Speaker)
Feb 8 2012

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

College of Fine and Applied Arts (Organizational unit)

Gabriel Solis (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Ethnomusicology Popular Music Section (External organization)

Gabriel Solis (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

New Directions in the Study of Improvisation

Gabriel Solis (Participant)
Apr 1 2004Apr 4 2008

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

ASAP/Journal (External organization)

Gabriel Solis (Chair)
2014 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Honors & Recognition

Jaap Kunst Prize

Gabriel Solis (Recipient), 2013


NEH Fellowship

Gabriel Solis (Recipient), 2015