«As a refereed academic journal with an international editorial board of renowned jazz scholars, Jazz Perspectives provides a broad forum for promoting cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue across the academic jazz community. Our mission is to stimulate the international study and appreciation of the rich legacy of jazz and its many musical and cultural tangents, both past and present. The journal aims to bridge the jazz-as-music and jazz-as-culture divide of contemporary jazz studies, as well as to promote broader international perspectives on the jazz tradition and its legacy. We likewise welcome the submission of first-rate scholarship from outside the academy. The pages of the journal are devoted to all aspects of - and all approaches to - jazz scholarship. The journal is an open platform for historical inquiry, music analysis, and cultural studies. The journal furthermore includes reviews and essays on significant recent literature and new recordings and media».