Lawrence Gushee

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1931 –

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Who is Lawrence Gushee?

Lawrence "Larry" Gushee is an American musicologist, who specializes in medieval music and early jazz.

He was born in Ridley Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at Haverford College, Yale University, University of Dijon, and the Manhattan School of Music. He earned his doctorate at Yale in 1959, with the dissertation "The Musica Disciplina of Aurelian of Réôme: a critical edition and commentary." He taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Yale, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is now Professor Emeritus.

Gushee was twice a Guggenheim Fellow, once in Europe to study sources of medieval music, and once relating to research into early jazz. In his jazz research he studied the role of the Freddie Keppard's band's tours of the vaudeville circuit in the diffusion of jazz between 1914 and 1918, before he settled in Chicago.

Gushee also plays traditional jazz and ragtime, performing as a clarinetist in the New Golden Rule Orchestra.

Gushee has worked closely with Vernacular Music Research musicologist Thornton Hagert

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Born
Feb 25, 1931
Ridley Park
Also known as
  • Lawrence A. Gushee
  • Lawrence Arthur Gushee
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, Yale University
    ( - 1963)
Lived in
  • Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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