When I was a student of Cultural
Anthropology I devoted my final year to a study on the
socio-economic position of professional jazz musicians in the
informal Amsterdam jazz scene. I had already been working as a
manager of a jazz club for many years and had therefore easy access
to the musicians and the places they hung out. Based on my research
I wrote my MA thesis and published an article in the Boekmancahier
(both in Dutch).
My plans are to do
some more research on the lifestyle, income and work of jazz
musicians in the near future and publish about this in English. I
have already written some research proposals. Now all I have to do
is to find the spare time!