Thomas Brothers

Professor of Music

071 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-3309
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon


  • Ph.D. 1991, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A. 1982, University of California at Berkeley
  • B.A. 1979, University of Pennsylvania

Brothers, T. "“Who’s On First, What’s Second, and Where Did They Come From?: The Social-Musical Textures of Early Jazz”." Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: Art, Jazz and Other Popular Traditions. Ed. H Weiner. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Brothers, T. "Music." Lives and Legacies: An Encyclopedia of People Who Changed the World. Oryx Press, 2001.

Brothers, T. "Accidentals in Binchois’s Songs." Binchois Studies. Ed. D Slavin and A Kirkman. Oxford University Press, 2000. 251-275.

Brothers, T. "Review of The Birth of Bebop." Brightleaf: A Southern Review of Books. 1999. 16-17.

Brothers, T. "Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach." Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies xv.1 (2009). (Academic Article)

Brothers, T. "Review of How Low Can You Go: Anthology of the String Bass by Dick Spottswood and Steven Ledbetter." Journal of the Society for American Music 2:1 (February 2008): 119-121.

Brothers, T. "Blues et Jazz." La Revue du Jazz Authentique Oct 2008; Nov 2008.574-575 (2008). (Academic Article)

Brothers, T. "Review of All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems." ASRC Journal 2:1 (February 2007): 119-121.

Brothers, T. "Flats and Chansons in MS Florence, B.N., P. 26." Ed. A Stone and Y Plumley. (2007).

Brothers, T. "Review of Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band by Lawrence Gushee." Journal of the American Musicological Society fall 2006 (2007): 747-754.

Brothers, T. "Review of Pioneers of jazz: The story of the Creole Band." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY 59.3 (2006): 747-755. (Review) Full Text

Thomas Brothers, . "Louis Armstrong, the 'Saints' and the 'Boys'." Musica Oggi 21 (2001): 5-21. (Academic Article)

Brothers, T. "Louis Armstrong: An extravagant life." AMERICAN MUSIC 16.2 (1998): 234-236. Full Text