Peter Winqvist Loggins
Peter Winqvist Loggins is Dance Historian and Musician based in New Orleans.
Peter has done hundreds of interviews the past 20 years, with the likes of ragtime dancers in NY, Charleston Champions of the 1920’s to National Champions 30’s through the 50’s, including State Champions of Swing dance.
Originally known for his research of early jazz and swing dance in California, and the owner of the Dean Collins’s archive and collection, this brought on other donators and researchers that have lead to other area’s of the United states.
Spending many years helping with the Savoy Ballroom and Lindy Hop research with Historian Terry Monaghan Allowed the possibility of working on projects with Frankie Manning both for the Heritage foundation in London As well as a national grant for the University of Idaho with the Lionel Hampton archive in Documenting Frankie’s Choreography.
In recent years the studies have been Nineteenth century origins of jazz, from a social approach based on Lawrence Gushee’s research, with a focus on African American influenced vernacular dance.
Today, Peter is moving to Sweden after spending the past 6 years living in the childhood home of Jelly Roll Morton, where he continued his research of early dance and music and has been sponsored by State department of cultural affairs the past 5 years.