Professor Kevin Fellezs has become the new director of the Center for Jazz Studies (CJS). The CJS is an group of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of jazz. In his director statement, Fellezs says the Center will continue to think about jazz in a global sense. He looks forward to joining his colleagues in challenging orthodoxies and forging new approaches to the study of jazz. Previous directors of the Center include George Lewis, John Szwed, and founder Robert O'Meally.