Jeff Tamarkin

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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


11/06/14    News

Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra to Perform Ellington-Strayhorn "Nutcracker"

The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra will perform the Duke Ellington-Billy Strayhorn arrangement of "The Nutcracker Suite" on Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. For tickets, go to Brooklyn Jazz...


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

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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