Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


12/04/14    Albums

Spark of Life
Marcin Wasilewski Trio With Joakim Milder

Two decades on, Marcin Wasilewski’s Polish piano trio shakes things up by inviting a guest into the fold, Swedish tenor saxophonist Joakim Milder, best known for his work with shared mentor Tomasz Stanko. But perhaps “shakes things up” is overstating the...

12/03/14    News

Bassist and Educator Chris White Dies at 78

Played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, others


12/02/14    News

Cuban Guitarist Carlos Emilio Morales Dies at 75

Irakere co-founder was also a prolific sideman


12/01/14    News

Pianist Joe Bonner Dies at 66

Denver-based musician worked with Hubbard, Sanders, others


11/29/14    News

2nd Edition of Gigi Gryce Book Now Available

“Rat Race Blues” chronicles the life and work of acclaimed saxophonist


11/28/14    News

Friday Concerts to Continue at Newport Jazz Fest

Kneebody, Snarky Puppy to perform in 2015


11/27/14    News

Frank Foster's Autobiography Published

Saxophonist died in 2011


11/26/14    News

Our Point of View to Perform in NYC

Group includes Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, others

11/25/14    News

JALC to Present “The Birth of the American Orchestra” Concerts

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform


11/25/14    News

NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Additional Performers

Festival takes place Jan. 8-10


11/25/14    Albums

When We Find Ourselves Alone
Rodney Whitaker

Rodney Whitaker’s ubiquity as a utility man—regular stints with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Roy Hargrove, director of the Mack Avenue Superband, high-profile recording dates with the likes of Orrin Evans and Cécile McLorin Salvant—may have...


11/24/14    News

JALC to Host Cancer Research Benefit in Memory of Michael Brecker

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, others to perform


11/23/14    Albums

Portraits in Space and Time
Paul Bollenback

Portraits in Space and Time isn’t a live album, but Paul Bollenback makes a point of stressing that it’s deliberately structured like one. “This project was recorded almost exactly like the trio would play a gig,” writes the guitarist in his liner notes...


11/21/14    News

Paco de Lucia Wins Album of the Year Latin Grammy Posthumously

Arturo O’Farrill, Chick Corea among other winners


11/20/14    News

Arturo O’Farrill Recording New Album in Cuba

Features both Cuban and American musicians


11/20/14    News

Legacy Recordings Signs Cassandra Wilson

Billie Holiday tribute, world tour coming in 2015

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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