Following World War II, returning veterans such as Al Neil pioneered the formation of non-for-profit jazz clubs in several Canadian cities, most notably The Cellar on Watson Street, near Main Street, in Vancouver, and two lesser-known venues, the Black Spot and the Flat Five. Touring jazz heavyweights mingled with up-and-comers in the 1950s and 1960s, giving rise to a pan-Canadian jazz culture as outlined Marian Jago's Live at the Cellar:Vancouver's Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and '60s (UBC Press $90 / $29.95). 9780774837682 / 9780774837699

Originally from Canada's west coast, Jago lectures in popular music and jazz studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has published frequently on a wide variety of jazz topics for the Journal of Jazz Studies, Jazz Perspectives, Jazz Research Journal, Routledge, Bloomsbury, and others. Some of her recent work looks at the relationship of jazz to the writing of Jack Kerouac, the jazz economy of New York in the 1960s, and extended studio techniques versus "liveness"; in jazz recordings. She also maintains an active interest in the Canadian jazz scene as well as the music and pedagogical practices of Lee Konitz and Lennie Tristano.

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