Chris Becker

Chris Becker is a writer and editor, with more than a decade of experience covering music, art, literature, entrepreneurship, and economics. His work has been published in a variety of print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Jazz in M.E.E.Modern Jazz TodayAllAboutJazzSequenza 21Houston Press, and Culturemap Houston. Becker is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz, a collection of his interviews with 37 women musicians of all ages, nationalities, and races, who represent nearly every style of jazz one can imagine. As a composer, Becker has created music for dance, experimental video, and mixed-media installations. His most recent collaborations have shown at the Dance On Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Fashion Art Toronto, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.


Jane Monheit: Beyond Ella

Chris Becker interviews jazz vocalist Jane Monheit: "If you’re doing your job right, the damage shows."...

Jazz for the Thrill of It

Grace Kelly proudly affirms herself as a role model for girls who love music, and the freedom — and fun — that playing jazz can offer...

Jazz for the Thrill of It
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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