Ted Gioia is a pianist and author of eleven books, including The History of Jazz, Delta Blues and The Jazz Standards. His three books on the social history of music—Work Songs, Healing Songs, and Love Songs—have each been honored with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. His books have been translated into eight languages and two have been honored on the New York Times list of the 100 best books of the year. His latest book is Music: A Subversive History, published by Basic Books. Gioia holds degrees from Oxford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and previously served on the faculty of Stanford University. More at www.tedgioia.com.