The Future of Jazz Discography

A conference at Columbia University, the home of the new jazz discography, J-DISC

Featured speakers Tom Lord and Michael Cuscuna

Friday, April 28th, 2017, 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 9am to 5pm

Columbia University Main Campus
East Gallery, Buell Hall
515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

The Center for Jazz Studies is currently engaged in the J-DISC project. We are building a database for jazz recordings that is massively searchable and available to all researchers without charge. Although it is still very much a work-in-progress, you can take a look at what is now online at:

The J-DISC project involves people devoted to compiling accurate information on specific recordings by jazz artists and making this data available to anyone with an interest in the music. This includes scholars in the rapidly growing disciplines of jazz studies as well as in the exciting new area of Music Information Retrieval.

This event is free and open to the public but a RSVP is required. Please email to secure your rsvp for this event.

Download the conference schedule as a pdf.