Podcast #178 – Judith Tick

This week we interview Judith Tick, a Matthews Distinguished Professor Emerita at Northeastern University in Boston, and an award-winning author. Her latest book, Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song, explores the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest jazz vocalists. It was published by W. W. Norton and Company in January of this year. In addition, Tick’s co-edited anthology (with Jane Bowers), Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950, was a pioneering text for the study of gender and women’s history in music. In 2013 the Society for American Music established a fellowship in Tick’s name. Judith Tick was interviewed by BIO member and fellow biographer Sonja Williams.