aja burrell wood
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.