Intro
Welcome to the International Society for Jazz Research

The International Society for Jazz Research (ISJ) was founded in 1969 on the initiative of the Graz Institute for Jazz. Together with the Institute for Jazz Research, founded in 1971, the ISJ is among the oldest and longest-standing institutions in the world dedicated to scholarly research and debate on jazz.

Our aim has been – and still is – to develop and enhance a systematic jazz research that involves and connects to a wide field of disciplines. To this end, we raise and provide funding to foster an international network of jazz studies scholarship.

Over the last fifty years, ISJ’s core activities have been the organization of our international conferences – most recently 2018’s international “Jazz Voices” conference – and, of course, the publication of the well-known yearbook Jazzforschung / Jazz Research (vol. 48 to be published later this year) and the series Beiträge zur Jazzforschung / Studies in Jazz Research; both began publication in 1970. Jazz Research News (now at no. 52) was added to our portfolio in 2000.

The ISJ is based at the Institute for Jazz Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Rhythm Changes Conference 2019 Graz
Rhythm Changes Conference 2019 Graz – 11 to 14 April 2019

The Sixth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Journeys will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria from 11 to 14 April 2019.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Jason Stanyek (University of Oxford)
Prof. Marie Buscatto (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Closing Address
Prof. Alan Stanbridge (University of Toronto)

PUBLICATIONS

The ISJ organizes international meetings for the publication of its research results and
publishes – in cooperation with the Institute for Jazz Research –
the following series (in German or English language):

NEWS & EVENTS

News & Events – International Society for Jazz Research

Nachruf Friedrich Körner (13.12.1931 – 06.08.2021)

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Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Jazzforschung (IGJ) trauert um O.HProf. Hofrat Dr. Friedrich Körner, der am…

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Research Round Table – 09.06.2021

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Vortrag Mario Dunkel (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany) am 09. Juni 2021, 18.00 Uhr,…

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©Wolfgang Hummer

Update – 28.7.2021

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Institute for Jazz Research Jazz Re:Search in 21st-Century Academia…

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