Ted Gioia is a musician and author, and has published eleven non-fiction books, including his latest work Music: A Subversive History. Gioia has been called “one of the outstanding music historians in America” by the Dallas Morning News. He has served on the faculty of Stanford University, and published in many of the leading newspapers, periodicals and websites, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bookforum, Salon, The Atlantic Monthly, and many others. Ted Gioia’s previous book How to Listen to Jazz (Basic Books) was selected as the best book of the year by the readers of Jazz Times magazine. Gioia’s previous book Love Songs: The Hidden History (Oxford University Press), winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, stands out as one of the most influential music history books of recent years. Gioia is perhaps best known as the author of The History of Jazz, which has sold more than 100,000 copies and ranks as the bestselling survey of jazz published during the last quarter century.