Professor Tony Whyton is based in the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford. Tony’s research work deals specifically with music and its place within the creative industries, from the packaging of popular music to the iconic representations of jazz artists. His first book, Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 and his next book, Beyond A Love Supreme, will be a cross disciplinary study of the musical and cultural influence of John Coltrane's seminal album, and will be published by Oxford University Press. Since 2010, Tony has been the project leader for the pan-European Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities <http://www.rhythmchanges.net/> . This ground-breaking project, the first and largest of its kind for jazz in Europe, is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area's (HERA) theme 'Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity', a joint research programme funded by 13 national funding agencies to 'create collaborative, trans-national research opportunities that will derive new insights from humanities research in order to address major social, cultural, and political challenges facing Europe' (see www.heranet.info).