Alex W. Rodriguez

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Alex W. Rodriguez is a writer, improviser, organizer, and trombonist. He received a PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, where his research focused on jazz clubs around the world and the creative improvised music communities that sustain them. His writing has appeared in Down Beat, Lion's RoarJazz PerspectivesNPR Music, LA Weekly, and The Newark Star-Ledger. He is currently based in Portland, OR, where he has worked as a field organizer for the successful campaign to elect Jo Ann Hardesty to the City Council. He founded the Sounding Board subsection Space is the Place in 2013 and served as Editor in Chief for Ethnomusicology Review in 2014.