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John Gilmore

John Gilmore was born in Montreal in 1951 and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University. He is the author of Swinging in Paradise, a social history of jazz in Montreal, and a companion reference book, Who’s Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970. His research for the books, including oral history recordings, became the founding collection in Concordia University’s research archive of Montreal jazz and nightlife.

Swinging in Paradise has been published in French translation by Lux Éditeur, with a preface by Gilles Archambault.

Books by John Gilmore

22 Swinging in Paradise

23 Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal