Philip Arneill is co-creator and photographer of TOKYO JAZZ JOINTS. A Belfast-born documentary photographer and author, he is currently an AHRC Northern Bridge PhD Researcher at Ulster University. Philip holds an M.A. Photojournalism & Documentary Photography from the University of Arts London. His work has been published widely online and in print media, and he has exhibited in both group and solo shows worldwide. His work explores the illusory ideas of home and culture by exploring insider-outsider dynamics and autoethnographic issues of place and identity.
James Catchpole is a broadcaster and writer based in Yokohama, Japan. He started Tokyo Jazz Site (TJS) in late 2007 to visit and briefly profile every jazz-related establishment in the Greater Tokyo Area. TJS has been featured in publications including the Japan Times, the Asia Wall St. Journal, The Tokyo Journal, BBC Travel, and Smithsonian Magazine, and currently has over 125 jazz joint profiles in its directory. James also hosts the online radio show Tokyo Jazz Map on www.jjazz.net, and the OK Jazz Podcast.