Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


08/06/14    News

Mostly Other People Do the Killing to Release Miles Remake Album

“Blue” is a note-for-note recreation of “Kind of Blue”


08/06/14    News

Pianist Kenny Drew Jr. Dies at 56

A virtuoso in both the jazz and classical realms

08/05/14    News

Charlie Parker Celebration Set for Kansas City

17-day “Bird” tribute includes concerts, educational programs and more

08/05/14    News

Sonny Rollins Addresses the “Scurrilous” New Yorker Article

“They’re saying some very insulting, derogatory things about jazz”


08/05/14    News

Sonny Rollins Addresses the “Scurrilous” New Yorker Article

“They’re saying some very insulting, derogatory things about jazz”


08/04/14    News

4th Maui Jazz & Blues Festival Set for September

Les McCann, Donald Harrison, Steve Turre and more scheduled


08/04/14    Albums

Ruben Blades

When Rubén Blades announced recently that he would no longer perform salsa music on tour after 2016, and that he planned to return to politics in his native Panama (where he served previously as Minister of Tourism), it certainly appeared to some that the...


08/03/14    News

Drummer Frankie Dunlop Dead at 85

Played with Monk, Ellington, Rollins and others


08/01/14    Albums

Self Portrait
Manuel Valera

Although he’s never strayed that far from Afro-Cuban jazz traditions in his music, neither has the Havana-born Manuel Valera restricted himself to them. For Self Portrait , his debut solo piano recording, he ventures even further afield, using the occasion...


07/31/14    News

Multi-Event John Lurie Celebration Coming to NYC

September concerts and art exhibit at Le Poisson Rouge


07/31/14    News

Idris Muhammad, Drummer Who Crossed Genre Lines, Dies at 74

For more than 50 years, a New Orleans fixture


07/31/14    News

Marcus Roberts to Release New Double Album of Original Material

Features pianist’s new 12-piece group, the Modern Jazz Generation


07/30/14    News

Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Standards Album Details Announced

“Cheek to Cheek” will be available Sept. 23

07/30/14    News

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to Present Concert and Awards

Joanne Brackeen to receive honors; Muhal Richard Abrams to perform


07/30/14    News

Sean Jones Named Chair of Berklee Brass Department

Trumpeter succeeds Tom Plsek, who served for 25 years


07/30/14    News

Legacy to Release Six “Live at Newport” Albums for iTunes

Brubeck, Fitzgerald, Hampton and three from Duke

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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