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Jeff Janeczko

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Jeff Janeczko holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in music from the Metropolitan State College (now University) of Denver. His doctoral research concerned how contemporary Jewish musicians affiliated with the New York avant-garde and the Tzadik record label’s Radical Jewish Culture series engaged with ideas about Jewish music and Jewish identity in the late 20th and early 21st century. Curator of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music since 2009, he is also involved in teaching and research as an adjunct assistant professor with the UCLA Lowell Milken Center for American Jewish Music at UCLA. He cocreated and teaches, with Mark Kligman, “The Jewish American Experience Through Music,” and codirects the Center’s digital humanities project, the “Discography of Recorded Jewish Music.” His most recent publication, titled “Curating the Virtual Museum,” appeared in Voices of the Field: Pathways in Public Ethnomusicology in 2021. He is currently leading an educational video series on the history and development of Yiddish musical theater in America.