Posted on 1st Apr 2023 by John Rosie
Pedro Cravinho is a Portuguese Birmingham-based researcher and educator with a background as a professional musician. He has a BMus in Musicology and a PhD in Ethnomusicology, and is a Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, where he co-leads the Jazz Studies Research Cluster.
Pedro is the Keeper of the Archives at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University. He also teaches at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Pedro’s research interests broadly include the Jazz diaspora’s social, political, and cultural history and distinct media representation in the public sphere. His publications include key research about the history of jazz in Portugal, including, Encounters with Jazz on Television in Cold War Era Portugal, 1954–1974 (Routledge, 2022).
Since 2015, Pedro has been conducting original research about the history of jazz in Birmingham. He is leading a collaborative research project, ‘Everyday Jazz Journeys: A photographic research project on the contemporary Birmingham jazz scene’, with freelance jazz photographer Brian Homer. Pedro is a co-founder of the Documenting Jazz international conferences and a co-investigator in the AHRC/NEH project “New Directions in Digital Jazz Studies,” and a member of the editorial board of jazz-hitz (Musikene, Spain),
Besides being a Trustee for the National Jazz Archive, Pedro is also a Trustee for the Archives West Midlands, UK, and a board member of the Scottish Jazz Archive and the Duke Ellington Society, UK. Pedro is also a co-founder and vice-president of the Portuguese Jazz Network (PT), responsible for research, and since March 2023, the vice-president of the ‘Voice for Jazz Musicians in Europe’.
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