Personal profile

Research Interests

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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Jazz Arts & Humanities
Music Arts & Humanities
1960s Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Ethnomusicology Arts & Humanities
Musicians Arts & Humanities
Rock Arts & Humanities
Papua New Guinea Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1997 2017

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: ResearchChapter

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: ResearchChapter

Punk Politics, Blackness, and Indigenous Protest: The Clash’s Australian Tour, 1982

Solis, G. 2017 The Clash Takes the World: Transnational Approaches to “The Only Band that Matters". Peacock, J. & Cohen, S. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing

Research output: ResearchChapter

What is a Question

Solis, G. 2017 In : ASAP/Journal. 2, 1, p. 44-46

Research output: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate

Adoption and Adaptation: The Flexibility of Ancestral Sounds and Foodways in Highland Papua New Guinea

Solis, G. 2016 The Ethnomusicologist’s Cookbook. Williams, S. (ed.). New York: Routledge, Vol. 2

Research output: ResearchChapter

Activities 1998 2016

New Directions in the Study of Improvisation

Solis, G. (Participant)
Apr 1 2004Apr 4 2008

Activity: Participation in conference

Research Slam

Solis, G. (Speaker)
Feb 8 2012

Activity: Invited talk

College of Fine and Applied Arts (Organizational unit)

Solis, G. (Chair)

Activity: Membership of committee

Honors & Recognition

Jaap Kunst Prize

Gabriel Solis (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Honorary award