Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


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

11/20/14    News

11th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival Announced

Applications now being accepted from schools nationwide


11/18/14    News

NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Initial Lineup

11th annual event will feature more than 400 musicians, Jan. 8-10


11/17/14    News

Major Jazz Artists to Perform at Disability Pride Fundraiser

NYC show to star Ron Carter, Brad Mehldau, Benny Golson and others


11/16/14    News

Ravi Coltrane to Perform “A Love Supreme” in San Francisco

Second show added to accommodate demand

11/13/14    News

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles to Perform Brubeck, Mingus, Bird, More

The Juilliard Jazz Ensembles will perform the music of Dave Brubeck, J.J. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, NYC). Extremely limited free tickets are available at Juilliard...

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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