Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


04/02/14    News

2nd Annual “Evening of Jazz for Newtown” Set for April 11

N.J. concert will benefit families of victims


04/02/14    News

Jan. 2015 Smooth Jazz Cruise Sells Out, 2nd Sailing Added

Sanborn, Culbertson and others to return next March


04/01/14    News

Jazz Journalists Association Announces "Jazz Heroes"

Organization honors 24 who’ve supported the music


04/01/14    News

SFJAZZ Announces Festival & Summer Sessions Lineups

Headliners include Dianne Reeves, MMW with Scofield + trumpet festival & more


03/31/14    News

Michigan Congressman Conyers Reintroduces Jazz Preservation Bill

Bill promotes jazz education, maintenance of archives and more


03/31/14    News

Zion80 to Premiere Material from John Zorn’s “Masada Book 2”

Brooklyn gig April 17 will also feature two other bands


03/31/14    Albums

Why Stop Now...Ubuntu
Michael Pedicin

Several apparently disconnected influences coalesce on Why Stop Now … Ubuntu , tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin’s 12th album as a leader. First there is the concept of Ubuntu, an African word meaning human kindness at its simplest, but an idea that extends...

03/30/14    News

7th Red Hook Jazz Festival Set for June 8 and 15

Brooklyn event to feature Ralph Alessi, Harris Eisenstadt, George Coleman & more


03/28/14    News

Buddy Rich Drum Solos Album to Be Released In May

Excerpts from nine unreleased 1976-77 shows


03/26/14    News

Coltrane Saxophone Added to Smithsonian Jazz Collection

Manuscript for “A Love Supreme” is also donated


03/26/14    Albums

Southern Comfort
Regina Carter

Whether or not Regina Carter intended to create a trilogy, Southern Comfort is the third piece in a series that began with 2006’s I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey and continued with 2010’s Reverse Thread . On the former, the violinist reimagined...


03/25/14    News

Columbia/Legacy Adds Miles Davis Page to iTunes

“Classic Album Collection” remastered for iTunes


03/23/14    News

Louis Armstrong House Museum Launches Online Shop

Ambassador Series recordings on sale online for first time


03/23/14    Albums

Icons and Influences
George Cables

Icons and Influences ’ title makes clear what takes place within: George Cables honoring those who shaped him. Some, of course, were fellow pianists: “Cedar Walton” is the name of the leadoff track and it’s followed by “Farewell Mulgrew.” Duke Ellington...


03/22/14    News

MCG Jazz Announces 2014-15 Season

Blues show, vocalist debuts and veteran stars among 24 shows


03/21/14    News

Geri Allen, Thara Memory to Receive Honorary Berklee Degrees

Jimmy Page and Valerie Simpson will also be honored

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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