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date: 27 November 2022

Shipton, Alyn Graham free

Shipton, Alyn Graham free

PhD

Born Guildford 24 Nov. 1953; s of Donald Shipton and Catherine Mary Shipton (née O’Donnell); m 1977, Siobhan Fraser; one s two d

Presenter, Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3, since 2012

Education

Farnham Grammar Sch.; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA 1975); Oxford Brookes Univ. (PhD 2004)

Career

Sch. Books Editor, Macmillan, 1975–81; Publisher, Grove’s Dictionaries of Music, 1981–87; Reference Publisher, Blackwell, 1987–95, Dir, NCC Blackwell Publishing, 1991–95. Presenter, 1989–, Exec. Prod. (for Unique Prodn Co.), 2012–17, (for 7digital), 2017–19, BBC Radio 3. Lectr in Music, Oxford Brookes Univ., 2003–04; Lectr in Jazz Hist., 2008–, Res. Fellow, 2013–, RAM; Lectr in Jazz, City Univ., London, 2012–13. Hon. ARAM 2012

Publications

(with Danny Barker) A Life in Jazz, 1986, 2nd edn 2016; Fats Waller: his life and times, 1988, 2nd edn 2002; (with Alan Groves) The Glass Enclosure; the life of Bud Powell, 1993; Making Music, vols 1–6, 1993; (with Doc Cheatham) I Guess I’ll Get The Papers and Go Home, 1996; Groovin’ High: the life of Dizzy Gillespie, 1999; (with Danny Barker) Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville, 2000; A New History of Jazz, 2001, 2nd edn 2007; Jazz Makers, 2002; Handful of Keys, 2004; (with George Shearing) Lullaby of Birdland, 2004; Out of the Long Dark, 2006; I Feel a Song Coming On, 2009; Hi-De-Ho: life of Cab Calloway, 2010; Nilsson, 2013; (with Chris Barber) Jazz Me Blues, 2013; (with Billy J. Kramer) Do You Want To Know A Secret?, 2016; (contrib.) Harlem à Limoges, 2018; (contrib.) A History of European Jazz, 2018; The Art of Jazz, 2020; On Jazz, 2022

Recreations

gardening, living and travelling in France, art, music, Co-Leader of Buck Clayton Legacy Band and Leader of Alyn Shipton’s New Orleans Friends (jazz)

Address

c/o BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, Portland Place W1A 1AA

alyn.shipton@bbc.co.uk