I am an independent early jazz and blues writer. I have published in the American Made Music series of the University Press of Mississippi, in American Music, Jazz Perspectives, and the Jazz Archivist.
I am also a working musician playing bass guitar and double bass.
I studied for my PhD in critical musicology at the University of East Anglia where I lectured in early jazz and blues prior to the closure of the School of Music.
I am a Trustee for the National Jazz Archive in the UK.