John Corbett is a widely recognized jazz scholar and a former artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Festival. He teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago. Anthony Elms is an artist and writer. He is editor of WhiteWalls and assistant director of Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Terri Kapsalis is a Chicago-based writer, performer, and founding member of Theater Oobleck. She teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago.