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John Szwed is Professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University, and Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of a number of books, including Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World and So What: The Life of Miles Davis.

Books by John Szwed

Billie Holiday

A revelatory new biography of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time.

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The Man Who Recorded the World

First biography of the ultimate unsung hero in the history of popular music, Alan Lomax

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So What

The definitive life of one of the greatest and most influential of jazz musicians

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