Study of Jazz Artists 2001

Collection Overview

Produced By: Research Center for Arts and Culture, Teachers College Columbia University; National Endowment for the Arts; San Francisco Study Center

Funding Agencies/Sponsors:

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Grammy Foundation
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • American Federation of Musicians Local 802
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation

Author: Jeffri, Joan  (Research Center for Arts and Culture, Teachers College Columbia University)

Abstract (CPANDA): The Study of Jazz Artists 2001 collected data on the working and living situations of jazz musicians in four cities -- New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Detroit. In each city, two surveys were conducted: a conventional random sample of musicians belonging to the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and a "respondent-driven sample" (RDS) of jazz musicians.

The data from the study are archived at: