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Catherine Tackley is Senior Lecturer in Music at The Open University. Her research interests include historical and critical musicology with particular reference to jazz and popular music, early and European jazz, recording, jazz influenced music, and performance practice. Her book The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880-1935, published by Ashgate in 2005, and her study of Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall concert is forthcoming in the Oxford University Press series 'Studies in Recorded Jazz'. In 2006-7 Catherine was Visiting Edison Fellow at the British Library National Sound Archive, researching the performance history of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Catherine is currently co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project ‘What is Black British Jazz?’ where she has developed particular interests in jazz dance, jazz in Cardiff and West Indian musicians in Britain. Catherine is a co-editor of the Jazz Research Journal (Equinox), a member of the editorial board of Studies in Musical Theatre (Interim Publications).