John Corbett

Updated
30 Nov 2016

John Corbett is a writer, musician, radio host, teacher, record producer, concert promoter, and, with co-owner Jim Dempsey, of Corbett vs. Dempsey art gallery in Chicago. He has written for DownBeat magazine; served as artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival (2002); and curated the Unheard Music Series for Atavistic Records, which reissues both classic and obscure recordings of free jazz and improvisation by artists such as recordings Peter Brötzmann and others. Corbett is an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he has taught since 1988. He was a Center panelist for Pew Fellowships in 2012.