Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


03/20/14    News

Fourth Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces Initial 2014 Lineup

Over 150 performances throughout NYC, June 1-30


03/18/14    News

Drummer Ralph Penland Dies at 61

Prolific session man worked primarily in L.A.

03/18/14    News

Jazz Journalists Association Announces 3rd Annual JazzApril Campaign

“Jazz Heroes” to be honored in 21 cities


03/18/14    News

Medeski Martin & Wood & Nels Cline to Release Live Album

“The Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2” out on April 22


03/18/14    News

Jim Hall Memorial Concert Coming to Blue Note April 18-20

Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Scott Colley, Joey Baron & more to play


03/18/14    Albums

Classified: Remixed and Expanded
James Booker

Before listening to Classified , the album that many consider New Orleans pianist James Booker’s finest, it’s helpful to know the backstory. Co-producer Scott Billington details that tale in the liner notes accompanying this reissue: how in 1982 he had approached...


03/17/14    News

Bobby Hutcherson Returns to Blue Note Records

New album, due in June, produced by Don Was


03/16/14    News

Med Flory, Alto Saxophonist, Dies at 87

Supersax founder was also an actor


03/15/14    News

Saxist Roy Nathanson Plans Series of Gigs to Support New “Complicated Day” CD

Will also appear at Mingus and Dolphy tribute shows


03/15/14    News

Drummer Al Harewood Dies at 90

Played on many classic Blue Note recordings


03/14/14    News

Toots Thielemans, 91, Announces Retirement

Jazz’s most celebrated harmonica player cites health issues


03/13/14    News

Kennedy Center Announces Blue Note at 75 Events in D.C.

Blanchard, Moran, Glasper and Blue Note alumni will perform


03/13/14    News

Dave Brubeck’s Widow Iola Dies at 90

Cancer takes the late pianist’s most avid supporter


03/12/14    News

4th Annual James Moody Scholarship Concert Coming to Blue Note

March 31 show will star Paquito D’Rivera, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap & more

03/09/14    News

Next Generation Jazz Festival Set for March 28-30

Finalists include 64 groups from 11 states


03/09/14    News

Singer/Pianist Patti Wicks Dies at 69

Led her own trios and accompanied many greats

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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