Associate Professor of Practice Hank Hehmsoth has been named a 2019 Morroe Berger-Benny Carter-Edward Berger Jazz Research Research Fellow by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.
The Institute of Jazz Studies is the world’s foremost jazz archive and research facility. It was founded in 1952 by Marshall Stearns (1908-1966), a pioneer jazz scholar. In 1966, Rutgers was chosen as the collection’s permanent academic home.
Hehmsoth is currently working with a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts NEA ArtWorks grant. His website, “Dan Morgenstern Collection,” is the complete archive of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern’s 70 years as a jazz advocate, scholar, author and educator. Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University from 1976 to 2013, Morgenstern was chief editor of DownBeat Magazine from 1967 to 1973, and served as New York editor in 1964.
(Article from TXST Newsroom Featured Faculty June 27, 2019. Written by Jayme Blaschke.)