Mark C. Gridley is an active jazz musician who has lectured widely on jazz history and jazz appreciation for over twenty-five years. He has conducted field research in Africa, the Caribbean, and all the jazz centers of the United States. His books have been translated into five foreign languages. His articles appear in the Grove Dictionaries of Music, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Musical Quarterly, The Black Perspective in Music, The Instrumentalist, and Jazz Educators Journal. The Educational Press Association of American gave him its Distinguished Achievement Award.Gridley, Mark C. is the author of 'Concise Guide to Jazz', published 0008 under ISBN 9780131826571 and ISBN 0131826573.