Jeremiah Spillane


Jeremiah is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. His current research, entitled Identity, Improvisation and Influence: the Stylistic Development and Enduring Legacy of Django Reinhardt focuses on the Manouche jazz guitarist and aims to develop a clearer picture of his stylistic development. Drawing on his background of musicology and cultural heritage studies Jeremiah’s work examines Reinhardt via a critical engagement of his socio-cultural milieux, and within the frame of his geo-historical context. This research pays particular attention to the intersections of genres and the diverse interactions between musicians and styles at a global level.
Research interests include, jazz; swing; bebop; improvisation; noise music.

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