Jorge ArÃ©valo Mateus is a music archivist, ethnomusicologist, scholar, and musician. Since 1995, Jorge has been Head Archivist and Curator of the Woody Guthrie Archives, overseeing the administration, management, and development of the Woody Guthrie Collection. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Arevalo has provided consultation services to numerous museums, libraries, archives, and historical organizations including the Louis Armstrong House and Archives , Queens College; the Alan Lomax Archives at Hunter College, CUNY; the RAICES Archives of Latin Music at Boy's Harbor, Inc.; and, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance . He is currently in residence at Wesleyan University, where he works with the World Music Archives and the Music Department.
As a popular music scholar, Jorge has published numerous essays, articles and reviews in academic and popular journals, edited volumes, and other publications such as New York Archives Magazine, Ethnomusicology , Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Centro,The Journal of Puerto Rican Studies . In his musical life, Jorge has toured, performed, and recorded with an eclectic variety of artists that include composers Jeffrey Lohn, Rhys Chatham, Anthony Braxton, Guillermo Gregorio, and Peter Kotik, choreographers Karole Armitage, Donald Byrd, and Jody Oberfelder, as well as many others.