NEW ORLEANS REMIX

JACK SULLIVAN’S LATEST BOOK EXPLORES THE RECENT AND VIBRANT
MUSICAL RENAISSANCE IN NEW ORLEANS THROUGH
ARCHIVAL MATERIAL AND IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS
NEW YORK, NY —This October ushers in the release of Jack Sullivan’s New Orleans Remix , from University Press of Mississippi. Through a treasure-trove of fascinating archival material, amplified by intimate and in-depth interviews with artistic luminaries including Jason and Ellis Marsalis, Gerald French, Marla Dixon, Jon Batiste, and many others, New Orleans Remix shines a spotlight on the contemporary music scene in New Orleans. With Jazz as his focus, Jack Sullivan paints a complete picture of New Orleans’ dynamic cultural landscape by also including insights into opera, brass band, funk, zydeco, among other musical genres, to fully examine New Orleans’ greatest musical renaissance since Louis Armstrong. New Orleans Remix includes over 40 black and white illustrations and is available in hardback as well as Ebook.
 NEW ORLEANS REMIX

Jack Sullivan
University Press of Mississippi
American Made Music Series
ISBN 978-1-4968-1526-2 Cloth $28
Available in October 

“Jack Sullivan can do it all. Whether writing about Victorian ghost stories, reviewing modern fiction, tracing the impact of American music on Europe, or analyzing the film scores of Alfred Hitchcock classics, this versatile scholar-critic brings to bear a deep knowledge of his subjects and a prose style of rare suppleness and grace. Yet as important as Sullivan’s earlier books have been, this loving history of music in New Orleans, packed with first-person accounts of the contemporary ‘remix’ that began in the 1990s, may be his masterpiece, an irresistible blend of research and reporting that is as entertaining as it is insightful. You will read it with delight.”

Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning
critic and author


Panorama Jazz Band
ABOUT NEW ORLEANS REMIX

The city of New Orleans has always held fiercely to the old even as it invented the new, a secret of its dynamic success. Marching tunes mingled with jazz, traditional jazz with bebop, Mardi Gras Indian percussion with funk, all producing wonderfully bewildering yet viable fusions. By highlighting artists like Leroy Jones, Shamarr Allen, Kermit Ruffins, Topsy Chapman, Aurora Nealand, the Brass-A-Holics, and introducing a surge of female, Asian, and other previously marginalized groups, Sullivan aims to identify the unique catalytic power of the city itself. Why did New Orleans spawn America’s greatest vernacular music, and why does its musical fire still burn so fiercely, long after the great jazz eruptions in Chicago, Kansas City, and others declined? How does a tradition remain intensely creative for generations? How has the huge influx of immigrants to New Orleans, especially since Hurricane Katrina, contributed to the city’s current musical harmony? This book seeks answers through the ideas of working musicians who represent very different sensibilities in voices often as eloquent as their music.
ABOUT JACK SULLIVAN
Jack Sullivan is an author, critic, lecturer, and professor at Rider University, where he is Chair of the English Department. He has taught literature, music, and film at Columbia, CUNY, NYU, and The New School and is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Columbia University Fellowship, and the 2006 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for best book of the year. He is the author of Hitchcock’s Music , New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European Music , The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural , Lost Souls: A Collection of English Ghost Stories , and Elegant Nightmares: The English Ghost Story from Le Fanu to Blackwood . He has written for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , Opera , The Washington Post , The Boston Globe , and The Chicago Tribune , among many others.
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Publishing contact:
Courtney McCreary,
University Press of Mississippi
cmccreary@mississippi.edu