Dr Pedro Cravinho
Dr Pedro Cravinho researches and writes about jazz, media, and archives. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, and the Keeper of the Archives at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University.
Cravinho is a former musician with a degree in Musicology and PhD in Ethnomusicology. He has collaborated in several international publications, such as Jazz and Totalitarianism (2017, Routledge), The History of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context (2018, Equinox), and The Oxford History of Jazz in Europe (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Currently is working in his monograph, Encountering Jazz and Television in Cold War Era Portugal (forthcoming, Routledge).
Cravinho is a member of the Editorial Board of Jazz-Hitz (Musikene, Spain), a Trustee for the National Jazz Archive (UK), a board member of the Duke Ellington Society UK, a member of Jazz Promotion Network (UK), the International Society for Jazz Research (Austria), and Sibe Sociedad de Etnomusicología (Spain), and co-founder and board member of Portuguese Jazz Network – Portugal Jazz. Since mid-2015, he has been conducting original research about jazz in Birmingham and more recently working on the collaborative research project “Everyday Jazz Life: A photographic project on contemporary jazz musicians’ lives in Birmingham” with the photographer, Brian Homer.