Marshall Stearns is today primarily known for his well-researched 1956 publication THE STORYPLOT of Jazz, 1 with provocative yet usually insightful views. Stearns, who performed drums in his university days, added content articles to Down Defeat beginning in the 1940s and experienced a dual profession like a jazz article writer and an British literature teacher. In 1952 he founded the Institute of Jazz Research which in 1966 after his loss of life was used in Rutgers where Dan Morgernstern continues to be the movie director since 1976. Through the 1950s Stearns was a expert to Tone of voice of America. His publication Jazz Dance was released posthumously in 1968.