|Name Ted Gioia|
Role Musical Artist
|Education Stanford University|
Siblings Dana Gioia
|Albums The City is a Chinese Vase|
Parents Michael Gioia, Dorothy Ortez
Books The History of Jazz, The Jazz Standards: A Guide t, The imperfect art, Delta Blues, The Birth (and Death) of
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Recommended performances from Ted Gioia's book 'The Jazz Standards'
Ted Gioia (born 21 October 1957) is an American jazz critic and music historian who wrote The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, both selected as notable books of the year by The New York Times. Gioia is an editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians. He is also a jazz musician and one of the founders of Stanford University's jazz studies program.
Gioia is the author of several other books on music, including West Coast Jazz (1992), The Jazz Standards (2012), and The Birth (and Death) of the Cool (2009). A second fully updated and expanded edition of The History of Jazz was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Love Songs: The Hidden History, published by Oxford University Press in 2015, is a survey of the music of courtship, romance and sexuality; it completes a trilogy of books on the social history of music that also includes Work Songs (2006) and Healing Songs (2006). All three of these books have been honored with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. In his study of love songs, Gioia contends that key innovations in the history of this music came from Africa and the Middle East. His most recent book, How to Listen to Jazz, was published by Basic Books in May 2016.
The Dallas Morning News has called Ted Gioia "one of the outstanding music historians in America." Three of his books have been honored with the ASCAP-Deems Taylor award. His concept of "post-cool," originally described in his book The Birth (and Death) of the Cool, was selected as one of the "Big Ideas of 2012" by Adbusters magazine. In 2006, Gioia was the first to expose, in an article in the Los Angeles Times, the FBI files on folk and roots music icon Alan Lomax. He founded jazz
Gioia is a jazz pianist and composer. He has also produced recordings featuring Bobby Hutcherson, John Handy, Buddy Montgomery, and others.
Gioia grew up in an Italian-Mexican household in Hawthorne, California, and later earned degrees from Stanford University and Oxford University, as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served for a period as an adviser to Fortune 500 companies while with the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company. When Gioia worked amidst Silicon Valley's venture capital community on Sand Hill Road, he was known as the "guy with the piano in his office." Gioia is also owner of one of the largest collections of research materials on jazz and ethnic music in the Western United States.
Gioia is the brother of poet Dana Gioia.
- "Stella by Starlight
- "A Sunday Waltz"
- "All The Things You Are"
- "Lullaby in G"
- "I Fall in Love too Easily"
- "The Open Road"
- "The End Of The Open Road"
- "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful"
- "Epilogue: Sunday Night"