Jeff Tamarkin

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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...


11/13/14    Albums

Time and Time Again
The Cookers

For their fourth release, the Cookers have swapped out saxophonist Craig Handy for Donald Harrison, raising the median age of the septet to just under 70. All of that longevity doesn’t mean complacency, however: The 69-year-old pianist George Cables, septuagenarians...


11/12/14    News

“Café Society Swing” Musical to Open in NYC

Singers Cyrille Aimée, Charenee Wade among stars


11/12/14    News

Mosaic Releases “Complete Dial Modern Jazz Sessions”

9-CD box includes Parker, Gordon, Gillespie, Garner, others


11/11/14    News

JALC to Present New Jazz Standards/New Jazz Frontiers Concerts

Ten artists will collaborate for the first time Dec. 19-20


11/11/14    News

Blue Note to Open Latin and World Music Venue in NYC

Subrosa will present two shows nightly


11/10/14    News

Gregory Porter Releases 5-Song Digital EP

Includes collaborations with Jamie Cullum, Mvula


11/10/14    News

Diana Krall Announces Rescheduled U.S. Tour Dates

“Wallflower” album set for Feb. 3 release


11/09/14    Albums

Midnight Melodies
Cyrus Chestnut

Hot on the heels of a half-dozen albums released earlier in the year, Smoke Sessions follows that run up with new titles from three of the most popular and creative pianists in jazz. Like those earlier releases, these too were cut live at New York’s Smoke...


11/07/14    News

Jazz & Blues Photo Exhibit Opens in NYC

Morrison Hotel Gallery showcasing work of several top photographers


11/07/14    News

Latin Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Several jazz artists included

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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