As a researcher, Fumi Tomita has presented his work at the Jazz Education Network, BassEurope, Massachusetts Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education. 

His article on bassist Charlie Haden, “As Long As There’s Music: Spirituality in Charlie Haden’s Performancle and Solo on ‘Irene’”, is forthcoming in Jazz Perspectives. His book “The Jazz Rhythm Section” will be published by NAfME in conjunction with Rowman & Littlefield in April 2019.  

His other research interests include musical instrument technology and the history of jazz, early jazz bass history, and the music of Doug Hammond. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Jazz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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