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Alma mater  Brandeis University
Education  Brandeis University
Role  Critic
Name  Dan Morgenstern
Subject  Jazz

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Born  October 24, 1929 (age 86) Munich, Germany (1929-10-24)
Occupation  Author, critic, librarian
Nationality  U.S. citizen since 1947
Notable awards  NEA Jazz Masters 2007 Grammy Award for Best Album Notes 1973 1974 1976 1981 1990 1994 2006 2010
Books  Jazz People, Living with Jazz, The Great Jazz Day
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Album Notes
Similar People  Loren Schoenberg, Frank Foster, Lewis Porter, Coleman Hawkins, Erroll Garner

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Dan Morgenstern (born October 24, 1929) is a jazz writer, editor, archivist, and producer. He is the son of the German-language Jewish author Soma Morgenstern.

Morgenstern was raised in Vienna and Copenhagen and arrived in the United States in 1947. He wrote for Jazz Journal from 1958–1961, then edited several jazz magazines: Metronome in 1961, Jazz from 1962–1963, and Down Beat from 1967-1973. In 1976, he was named director of Rutgers–Newark's Institute of Jazz Studies, where he continued the work of Marshall Stearns and made the Institute the world's largest collection of jazz documents, recordings, and memorabilia.

Over the course of his career, Morgenstern has arranged concerts (including the Jazz in the Garden series at the Museum of Modern Art); produced and hosted television and radio programs; taught jazz history at universities and conservatories; and served as a panelist for jazz festivals and awards across the U.S. and Europe.

Morgenstern is widely known as a prolific writer of comprehensive, authoritative liner notes, a sideline that has garnered him eight Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes since 1973.

Morgenstern is the author of two books: Jazz People (1976); and Living with Jazz (2004), a reader edited by Sheldon Meyer (1926-2006) . Both were winners of ASCAP's Deems Taylor Award.

In 2007, Morgenstern received the A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy from the National Endowment for the Arts.

References

Dan Morgenstern Wikipedia


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