Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions

09/23/14    News

Pianist Justin Kauflin in Concert at Library of Congress, Oct. 22

Presented by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


09/23/14    News

Irvin Mayfield, Orchestra to Play Apollo Theater

Aaron Neville will serve as special guest


09/21/14    News

U. “Mandolin” Srinivas, McLaughlin Collaborator, Dies at 45

Featured in Remember Shakti group


09/20/14    News

Jackie Cain, of Jackie and Roy Duo, Dies at 86

An early proponent of vocalese also noted for her harmony singing


09/18/14    News

Kenny Wheeler, Trumpeter and Flugelhornist , Dies at 84

Born in Ontario, he became an icon of the U.K. jazz scene


09/18/14    News

Jamie Cullum Signs to Blue Note; Album Due in Winter

Singer will play NYC’s Blue Note club and also open for Billy Joel


09/18/14    News

Matt Wilson Plans 4-Night Birthday Bash at Dizzy’s

Drummer will celebrate with different lineups nightly


09/18/14    News

15th Django Reinhardt Festival Coming to NYC

Django Festival Allstars will also tour in fall


09/18/14    News

Four-CD Miles & Coltrane Live Set Due Dec. 2

"All Of You: The Last Tour" covers 1960 European dates


09/18/14    Features

Mindi Abair: A Contemporary Jazzer Cuts Loose

The "Heart" of rock 'n' roll


09/17/14    News

Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer to Lead Master Class at NEC

Free Boston event is open to public


09/17/14    News

Steve Coleman Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship

Alto saxophonist and composer latest jazz musician honored


09/16/14    Albums

El Valle de la Infancia
Dino Saluzzi Group

On the occasions when Dino Saluzzi convenes his family group, as he did previously for 1992’s Mojotoro and 2006’s Juan Condori , the Argentinean bandoneon master, now 79, turns reflective. El Valle de la Infancia (translation: Valley Children) is placid...


09/15/14    News

Geri Allen to Perform at Legislative Conference

Rep. John Conyers to host annual event


09/13/14    News

Joe Sample, Keyboardist and Composer, Dies at 75

Crusaders co-founder transcended genre


09/11/14    News

Joey DeFrancesco to Release First Holiday Album

Double-disc collection includes traditional and “party” songs

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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