Andy Fry joined King’s in 2007, having previously taught at the University of California, San Diego and, as a visiting professor, at Berkeley. He completed his graduate studies at Oxford (D.Phil., 2004), and has also studied at the Universities of Lancaster, California (Berkeley), and Pennsylvania.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- African-American music
- Music in C20th France
- Music and race
Andy Fry's principal research areas are jazz (particularly pre-1960, race, gender, and historiography) and music in twentieth-century France. In addition, he has strong interests in musical theatre, in all its many forms. Several of these concerns come together in his book Paris Blues: African American Music in France, 1920–1960 (Chicago, 2014). His current research concerns the revival and recreation of New Orleans jazz, in the United States and around the world, at mid-century.
Andy welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests. For more details, please see his full research profile.
Andy teaches jazz history and related topics at all levels of the curriculum at King’s. He commonly offers a first-year introductory module focusing on early jazz and swing. In the second and third years, he teaches modules on Post-war Jazz and Jazz on Film, among other topics. His graduate seminar in Jazz Studies provides a survey of this interdisciplinary field to musicologists, ethnomusicologists and other interested students. He’s also often taught Historiography and Criticism at the MMus level, and coordinated BMus dissertations.
Fry, A., 2016, In : Cambridge Opera Journal. 28, 2, p. 183-186 4 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954586716000215
Fry, A., Apr 2015, Cambridge Companion to French Music. Trezise, S. (ed.). Cambridge University Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9780511843242
Fry, A., 2015, Jazz Worlds / World Jazz. Bohlman, P. & Plastino, G. (eds.). University of Chicago Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
Fry, A., 2014, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 304 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Fry, A., 2011, The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 307-31 25 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Fry, A., 2010, In : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 63, 3, p. 716 - 724 9 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2010.63.3.716
Fry, A., 2008, In : Cambridge Opera Journal. 20, 3, p. 283-97 15 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954586709990048
Fry, A., 2007, Western Music and Race. Brown, J. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 258 - 275 18 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Fry, A. M., 2007, In : MUSIC AND LETTERS. 88, 2, p. 335-40 6 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Book/Film/Article review
Fry, A., 2004, In : Cambridge Opera Journal. 1, 16, p. 43 - 75 33 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/S095458670400179X