Editor/contributor: Carson Risser
Carson graduated from Guilford College with a degree in English and East Asian Studies. She has studied abroad at the Niigata College of Art and Design and International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo. Carson wrote her thesis as a series of creative essays on Japanese popular music, some of which were published on this blog. She currently attends the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. She loves Shiina Ringo, the Alien franchise, and baked potatoes.
Contributor: Nathan Nicolau
Nathan’s love of jazz started when he first heard Louis Armstrong’s recording of “St. Louis Blues” at fourteen years old. Since then, he has diligently researched the genre both past and present. His other passions include Japanese art & film. He currently attends the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, where he is receiving his B.F.A in Screenwriting. He collects too many Criterion movies and vinyl records.