Travis A. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Music and Humanities at the University of Chicago. Jackson is an ethnomusicologist whose work centers on jazz, rock, and recording technology. His theoretical interests include urban geography, race/culture and identity, ethnographic method, performance and aesthetics. He is author of Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012) as well as articles on topics ranging from the intersection of jazz and poetic performance to the interpretation of meaning in rock. For a listing of selected publications see his faculty page.