Nicolas Pillai

Dr Nicolas Pillai is a Research Fellow in the School of Media at Birmingham City University. He is the author of Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image (2017, I. B. Tauris) and co-editor of New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice (2017, Routledge). He was recently awarded a prestigious AHRC Research Leadership Fellowship to conduct a two-year project entitled ‘Jazz on BBC-TV 1960-1969’. His research has been published in The Soundtrack journal and Darmstadt Studies in Jazz. Writing for a more general audience, he has written liner notes for the British Film Institute Blu-ray and DVD releases of Paris Blues and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. He is currently working on: chapters for The Routledge Companion to New Jazz Studies, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage and The Oxford History of Jazz in Europe; an edited collection on late Miles Davis; a special issue of Jazz Research Journal on the subject of ‘Jazz and Television.’