Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions

04/18/14    News

National Archives in DC to Host Jazz Discussion

Topic is “Jazz Diplomacy: Sending America’s Music to the World”


04/18/14    News

Jimmy Smith Estate Sues Rapper Drake

Suit alleges late organist’s recording used without permission


04/18/14    News

Sun Ra’s “Lost Words” to Be Published

Kicks Books’ “Prophetika” is out on April 25


04/17/14    News

Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano Dead at 78

Car crash kills Puerto Rican great

04/17/14    News

Monterey’s Next Generation Jazz Festival Results Announced

Winning combos will perform at Monterey Jazz Festival


04/17/14    News

Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Joshua Redman to serve as artist-in-residence


04/16/14    News

JALC Orchestra with Wynton to Play Woodlawn Cemetery

Free June 11 concert commemorates jazz greats buried there


04/16/14    News

Undead Music Spring Series Set for May 11-16

Marc Ribot to perform with 5 different groups


04/15/14    News

Jazz Journalists Association Announces Award Winners in Music Categories

Hancock gets Lifetime Achievement award; Shorter is Musician of the Year


04/15/14    News

Armando Peraza, Longtime Santana Percussionist, Dies at 89

Also played with Charlie Parker, Cal Tjader, Dave Brubeck and others


04/15/14    Albums

The Beatles: A Jazz Tribute
Various Artists

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America, it’s worth tossing aside the group’s cultural impact for a minute and considering the music on its own terms. Could anyone, back in early 1964, have imagined that...


04/13/14    News

Fred Ho, Musician, Composer and Activist, Dies at 56

Fused African-American and Asian music with radical politics


04/12/14    News

Steve Backer, Veteran Record Industry Executive, Dead at 76

Producer of new recordings and reissues, label head and more


04/11/14    News

Steve Coleman, Jamie Baum, Elliott Sharp Receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Three jazz-related artists are among 178 awardees


04/08/14    News

Jaki Byard Symposium & Concert Sunday in Massachusetts

Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project will perform


04/08/14    News

3rd Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition Launched

Winner receives $5,000 and a chance to perform

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About Jeff Tamarkin


A former editor-in-chief of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix and Global Rhythm, Jeff Tamarkin is the Associate Editor of JazzTimes. He also spends his days (and often nights) freelancing for a variety of outlets, among them Playbill, the Boston Phoenix, Mojo, Relix and All Music Guide, covering anything from Appalachian string bands to Arabic pop music to rock, R&B, country and jazz of all kinds.

Jeff is the author of the biography Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, as well as more than 75 liner notes and thousands of articles, reviews, press releases, bios, etc. Jeff has been a jazz fan since he was in the single digits and saw a couple of puppets lip-syncing to Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry's "Mumbles" on The Soupy Sales Show.

Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008