aja burrell wood

Photo Credit: Jerris Madison   AJA CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAILING:      ajaburrellwood@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Jerris Madison

AJA CAN BE CONTACTED BY EMAILING:  ajaburrellwood@gmail.com

Ethnomusicologist | Educator | Consultant

Aja Burrell Wood is a Harlem based ethnomusicologist and curator from Detroit who currently teaches African American music at CUNY; City College and Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Her work includes research on musical community among black classical musicians, jazz in the digital era, women in jazz, music and civic engagement in Harlem, and other related genres of the African Diaspora such as blues, hip hop, soul and West African traditions.

She has also worked with Harlem Stage, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Wynton Marsalis Enterprises, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Revive Music Group, The Sphinx Organization and Gate Pass Entertainment. She has also taught at The New School and lectures at various institutions throughout the year.

Facilitated by Aja Burrell Wood. For our 2017 Women's Jazz Festival, we were honored to debut the first conversation in the series' long run, celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. Candice Hoyes (jazz vocalist and executive producer of the album, "On a Turquoise Cloud"), Rommi Smith (poet, playwright, and a John Barnard doctoral research scholar at the University of Leeds, U.K.

Filmmaker Carol Bash discusses her new documentary, "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band," with Aja Burrell Wood, a Harlem-based ethnomusicologist who teaches African American music at The New School and Brooklyn College Conservatory.
"Baraka's Blues People At 50: Race, Rhythm, and Views in the Study of African American Music Culture Today" roundtable panel presented at the 100th meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 25, 2015.