Prof. Yvetta Kajanová, PhD

Yvetta Kajanová (b. 1964) is Professor of musicology at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), where she gives lectures in jazz and rock history, musical criticism, sociology and management of music. She was Vice-President of the Slovak Jazz Society from 1995 to 1999. Yvetta Kajanová participated in international conferences in Vienna, Prague, Regensburg, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, London. Prof. Kajanová was member of the International Research Team, Jazz in the Eastern Block, in Freie Universität Berlin between 2008 – 2010. She is the author of nine monographs on aesthetics and sociology of music, jazz, rock, pop music and gospel music. Some of her latest monographs include Gospel Music in Slovakia (Bratislava: Coolart – Lux 2009, 260 pgs.), Postmodernism in Music, Minimal Music, Rock, Pop and Jazz (Bratislava: VUK 2010, 200 pgs.), To the History of Jazz (Bratislava: CoolArt 2010, 115 pp, To the History of Rock (Bratislava: CoolArt 2010, 125 pp), On the History of Rock Music (Peter Lang 2014, 161 pp.), Slovak Jazz – Contexts and Relationships (Bratislava: UK, 2014).