Over the years, JazzTimes has evolved into what is widely regarded as the world’s leading jazz publication.

The history of the magazine dates back to Radio Free Jazz, a publication founded in 1970 by Ira Sabin. Originally a newsletter designed to update shoppers on the latest jazz releases and provide jazz radio programmers with a means of communicating with the industry, Radio Free Jazz grew substantially in only a decade and began attracting readers and writers from around the world.

With the magazine’s focus and appeal broadening, Radio Free Jazz became JazzTimes in 1980. In 1990, the magazine underwent a change, receiving a bold new look including exclusive cover photography and state of the art graphic design. Now, JazzTimes also offers exclusive news coverage, articles by award winning jazz journalists, hundreds of CD, book and video reviews, informative features and columns, special theme issues, directories, polls and more.

To find out how to reach jazz enthusiasts around the world through digital and print advertising with JazzTimes, contact one of our representatives.


Lee Mergner

[email protected]

tel 617.315.9154

Advertising Representatives

Sales Manager

Michelle Elchaak

[email protected]

tel 617.315.9080

Main Office

tel 617.706.9110

fax 617.536.0102

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