Gary Giddins is a long-time columnist for the Village Voice and a preeminent jazz critic who received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams: The Early Years, 1903'1940 , which won the Ralph J.
Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century ; Faces in the Crowd ; Natural Selection, Warning Shadows ; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP'Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.
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Scott DeVeaux is a nationally recognized jazz scholar whose 1997 book The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History won the American Book Award, an ASCAPï¿½Deems Taylor Award, the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society, and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research. He has taught jazz history at the University of Virginia for over twenty-five years.
Gary Giddins lives in New York City.