Jeff Tamarkin

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07/29/14    News

Celebration of Fred Ho Coming to Brooklyn Aug. 10

ShapeShifter event marks first anniversary of composer/musician’s death

07/29/14    News

Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival Returning to Macao

Bands will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes


07/29/14    News

Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival Scheduled for Oct.-Nov.

Headliners include Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas/Joe Lovano


07/29/14    News

Drummer Mark Guiliana to Launch Own Label

First two releases due Sept. 2; gigs set for LA & NYC


07/28/14    Gearhead

Gearhead: Behind the Rebirth of D’Angelico Guitars

Back in axtion


07/28/14    Albums

Back East
Jerry Vivino

In the liner notes for Back East , saxophonist (and sometime flutist) Jerry Vivino states early on that he’s “not Joe Lovano” and that “I know my limits.” What Vivino is saying is not that he can’t cut it, but that jazz is not his fulltime gig. Like his...


07/27/14    News

South Florida JAZZ Announces 2014-15 Season Schedule

Headliners include Larry Coryell, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Golson & Heath


07/25/14    News

Chicago Jazz Festival Celebrates Sun Ra Centennial

Concerts, films, discussions and more


07/25/14    News

Bill Traut, Chicago Record Man, Dies at 85

Producer, manager and label head worked with both jazz and rock


07/24/14    News

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Announces 2015 Dates

New location in Philadelphia


07/23/14    News

ECM to Release “Selected Signs” Box Digitally Next Week

Set celebrated the label’s range and rich history


07/22/14    News

Blue Note Records Launches iPad App

Allows users to play the label’s music in multiple ways


07/20/14    News

Lionel Ferbos, at 103 the Oldest Jazz Musician, Has Died

New Orleans trumpeter was still working until last year


07/19/14    Albums

Fuzzy Logic
Taylor Haskins

Taylor Haskins never once blows hot on Fuzzy Logic . This isn’t about pyrotechnic declarations of agility and endurance. Instead, Haskins’ trumpet lines are measured, bold and warm, always pronounced but never overwhelming. It really couldn’t go any other...


07/18/14    News

Pete Douglas, Founder of California Jazz Club, Dies at 85

Half Moon Bay’s Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society booked hundreds of major artists


07/17/14    News

Charlie Haden Special Set for NPR

Tribute to the late bassist on “Fresh Air” begins tomorrow

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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