Jeff Tamarkin

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07/09/14    News

Terence Blanchard Pens Score for New Film

“Gun Hill” will air this Saturday on BET


07/09/14    News

New Album by The Bad Plus Due Aug. 26

“Inevitable Western” is the trio’s 10th studio recording


07/08/14    News

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood Announce 10-Date Winter Tour

New album, “Juice,” due 9/16


07/08/14    News

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release Sarah Vaughan Tribute

Live album is due Sept.16


07/06/14    News

Paul Horn, New Age Music Pioneer, Dies at 84

From jazz roots he helped carve a new genre


07/04/14    Albums

In the Key of Tango
Carlos Franzetti

Tango music has been around for approximately two centuries, and although significant permutations have expanded its parameters—Nuevo Tango has broken it open to new elements over the past few decades—it’s still, at heart, a dance music played by a group...


07/03/14    News

Three New “Smoke Sessions” Albums Announced

Live shows from pianists Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed


07/02/14    News

SFJAZZ Center Announces 2014-15 Season

Coltrane and ECM tributes + much more


07/01/14    News

Horace Silver Memorial Service Planned in NYC July 7

Pianist died on June 18


07/01/14    Albums

Jazz Racine Haiti
Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Jacques Schwarz-Bart’s conflation of jazz with the voodoo music of Haiti is executed so seamlessly here that the background info he provides is somewhat superfluous, but here goes: Schwarz-Bart’s mother was from Guadeloupe, her son absorbed the keening...


06/30/14    News

Angel City Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

L.A. event takes place Sept. 19-28

06/29/14    News

Miguel Zenón Announces New Album, “Identities Are Changeable”

Nov. 4 release date planned for large-ensemble work


06/28/14    News

Drummer Otis Brown III to Release Debut Leader Album

Derrick Hodge produced; album includes Robert Glasper and others


06/26/14    News

Dr. John to Release Louis Armstrong Tribute Album

“Ske-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit of Satch” features numerous guest artists


06/26/14    News

Apollo Theater 2014-15 Season Includes Jazz Shows

Irvin Mayfield, Harlem Jazz Shrines fest and more coming to Harlem landmark


06/26/14    News

PBS Program on Glenn Miller’s Disappearance to Air

Big band star was reported missing during World War II

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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