Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


10/23/14    News

Two-Disc Unreleased Live Red Garland Set Due

Recorded in 1977 with Philly Joe Jones and Leroy Vinnegar


10/21/14    News

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell to Release Album

“The Process” also features several guest musicians


10/21/14    News

Hancock’s Mwandishi Band to Reunite for One Night

Will appear at Friday’s “A Great Night in Harlem”


10/21/14    Albums

Living My Dream
Jonathan Butler

If the album title isn’t enough of a giveaway, be assured that Jonathan Butler is one optimistic, blissful fellow right now. “Living My Dream,” the title track of the South African-born guitarist/vocalist’s 22nd studio album, is a naked declaration of contentment...


10/20/14    News

George Gershwin Piano Restored at University of Michigan

1933 Steinway was donated to school in 2013


10/17/14    News

Francisco Mela Named Twin Cities Jazz Festival Artistic Director

Drummer is first to hold the position


10/17/14    News

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Set for Nov. 6-10

Joe Lovano among headliners

10/17/14    News

JazzReach Announces Touring Season

Educational organization celebrating its 20th anniversary


10/17/14    Albums

The Late Show: An Evening With Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3
Jaki Byard

It’s born out of tradition and raised by the heart,” says Keystone Korner proprietor Todd Barkan in his introduction to Jaki Byard’s 1979 solo piano set at the San Francisco club. What would probably just be dismissible hyperbole in most cases is apt here...


10/16/14    News

Tim Hauser, Co-Founder of the Manhattan Transfer, Dead at 72

Was only original member still with the famed vocal group


10/15/14    News

Kenny Werner Named Artistic Director of New Berklee Program

Pianist/composer will lead Performance Wellness Institute


10/13/14    News

Concord to Reissue Bill Evans’ Vanguard Recordings in Vinyl Box Set

1961 sessions feature Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian


10/10/14    News

Josh Jackson Joins Virginia’s WVTF/RADIO-IQ

Longtime WBGO radio personality to become Program Director


10/10/14    News

Rufus Reid Kicks Off Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Season

Other scheduled performers include Houston Person, Dr. Lonnie Smith


10/10/14    News

Motéma Signs 11-Year-Old Pianist Joey Alexander

Prodigy has received plaudits from Hancock, Corea, Wynton


10/09/14    News

NPR, JALC and WBGO Launch “Jazz Night in America”

Online and radio jazz programming, hosted by Christian McBride

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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