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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

Music, Indigeneity, and Colonialism in the Americas

Solis, G. & Bissett Perea, J. (ed.), Nov 2019, In : Journal of the Society for American Music. 13, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access

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 nostalgia: Jazz and the politics of representation in three dramedies

    Solis, G., Jan 1 2018, In : Jazz Research Journal. 12, SpecialIssue1, p. 138-162 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • 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


    Research Slam

    Gabriel Solis (Speaker)

    Feb 8 2012

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    School of Music Admissions Committee (External organization)

    Gabriel Solis (Chair)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Canons in Musical Scholarship and Performance

    Gabriel Solis (Participant)

    Apr 18 2008Apr 20 2008

    Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

    Honors & Recognition

    Jaap Kunst Prize

    Solis, Gabriel (Recipient), 2013


    NEH Fellowship

    Solis, Gabriel (Recipient), 2015