Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


11/05/14    News

Jazzhaus, a New Jazz Piano Room, Opening in NYC

Schedule includes Benito Gonzalez, Aaron Parks, Luis Perdomo, more


11/05/14    Albums

Seven By Seven
Brooklyn Jazz Underground

First, a little explanation is in order. As a quintet—David Smith (trumpet), Adam Kolker (reeds), Dan Pratt (reeds), Anne Mette Iversen (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums)—Brooklyn Jazz Underground recorded A Portrait of Brooklyn in 2012 and released it on their...


11/04/14    News

First Gil Scott-Heron Bio to Be Published

Singer who prefigured hip-hop died in 2011


11/04/14    News

Monk Institute to Salute Bill Clinton This Weekend

Numerous jazz stars and Hollywood celebs to participate


11/03/14    News

Tal Farlow Tribute Concert Coming to NYC

Event celebrates publication of bio of the late guitarist


11/03/14    News

“Low Down,” a Film About Joe Albany, Opens in L.A. and NYC

John Hawkes stars as the late pianist


11/03/14    News

Acker Bilk, British Clarinetist, Dies at 85

Had number one single with “Stranger on the Shore” in 1962


11/02/14    News

Portland Jazz Festival Set for Feb. 18 to March 1

Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Lee Konitz and Sheila Jordan all scheduled to perform

11/01/14    News

New Book Points Spotlight on Miles Davis in 1973

Author spent two days interviewing Davis as he recuperated from car crash

11/01/14    News

New Book: “Jazz In the New Millennium: Live and Well”

Profiles of nearly 60 21st century jazz artists

11/01/14    News

Mosaic Releases Blue Note 75th Anniversary Portfolio

Features seven photos by label co-founder Francis Wolff


11/01/14    News

Rudresh Mahanthappa to Release Album Honoring Charlie Parker

Not a traditional tribute album, “Bird Calls” features newly composed music


10/29/14    Concerts

Mwandishi & More: A Great Night in Harlem

A dream team performs at the Apollo to support the Jazz Foundation of America


10/28/14    News

Live Bud Powell Show Reissued by ESP-Disk’

“Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961”


10/28/14    News

Kenny G to Release Bossa Nova Album in January

“Brazilian Nights” inspired by Getz, Adderley, Desmond


10/25/14    News

Jack Bruce, Bassist for Rock’s Cream, Dies at 71

Versatile and influential player had jazz and blues background

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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