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Rapport, Evan

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Evan Rapport
Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology), The Graduate Center, CUNY

Evan Rapport is an ethnomusicologist, composer, and reed player based at both The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Eugene Lang College, where he began teaching in 2008. He currently performs with Gordon Beeferman's seven-piece Imaginary Band, Collide Quartet (with Peter Hess, Jeff Hudgins, and Ken Thomson), in trio with Zach Layton and Michael Evans, and in duo with Chuck Bettis. He has performed or recorded with the composers’ collective Anti-Social Music, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the punk group All Scars, the Latin jazz ensemble Sonido Isleño, and Tim Berne, Eugene Chadbourne, Joe Giardullo, Amy Kohn, Julian Kytasty, Weasel Walter, and Jack Wright. He was a founding organizer of the High Zero Festival and the Red Room Collective in Baltimore. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the CUNY Graduate Center (2006), and a B.Mus. in Jazz Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (1996). He is currently completing a book manuscript exploring the musical repertoire of Bukharian Jews in Queens, continuing the research that was the basis for his doctoral dissertation. He has also begun a new research project, an analysis of  punk musical style. His past publications include an article on the music of George Gershwin and Bill Finegan, and Critical Minded: New Approaches to Hip Hop Studies (co-edited with Ellie M. Hisama, Institute for Studies in American Music, 2005).

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