Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


06/11/14    News

Five Artists Inducted into ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame

Gregory Porter, Congressman Conyers also honored


06/11/14    Albums

Organ Monk: American Standard
Greg Lewis

For his third Organ Monk outing, Hammond B-3 man Greg Lewis shifts the focus. He’s still all about Thelonious Monk, but this time there are no original Monk compositions. Instead, the group looks at some of the standards that Monk interpreted during his...


06/10/14    News

Jason Moran & Meshell Ndegeocello to Release Fats Waller Tribute

Collaboration out on Blue Note Sept. 16


06/09/14    News

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth Announces Extensive Tour

Dates planned for U.S. August-October


06/06/14    News

Nat Hentoff Documentary Opens This Month

Critic and political commentator championed many jazz greats


06/05/14    Concerts

Concert Review: Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo & Guests in NYC

Guitar night at the Cutting Room, with Bucky Pizzarelli and Al Caiola


06/04/14    News

36th Chicago Jazz Festival Set for Aug. 28-31

Headliners include Blanchard, Burton, Salvant, Holland

06/03/14    News

Core Trio with Guest Matthew Shipp to Perform in Brooklyn

ShapeShifter Lab show takes place July 11


06/03/14    Albums

The Invasion Parade
Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodríguez has lived something of a charmed life since defecting from Cuba five years ago. First, no less than Quincy Jones, who had caught Rodríguez’s Montreux set a few years earlier, decided to mentor the young pianist, co-producing his 2011 Mack...


06/02/14    News

Iridium In NYC to Celebrate Les Paul with Month of Guitar Shows

Mike Stern, Nels Cline and others to perform in June


06/02/14    News

Trumpeter Charles Moore Dies at 73

Important figure on the ’60s Detroit scene


05/31/14    Albums

Lisa Hilton

There’s nothing flashy or fancy about Lisa Hilton’s piano playing. Even on “Midnight Mania,” whose very title hints at something shambolic looming, Hilton resists the temptation to show off. Instead she teeters precariously on the edge, aggressive but keeping...


05/29/14    News

Nels Cline and Julian Lage to Tour as Duo

Festival dates and smaller gigs planned


05/29/14    News

Herb Jeffries, Singing Cowboy and Ellington Vocalist, Dead at 100

A star of Westerns who also sang jazz

05/29/14    News

Pianist Frank Strazzeri Dies at 84

Session man and leader for more than six decades


05/28/14    News

Jane Monheit to Lead “Jazz Party” at NYC’s Birdland

Singer will unveil new material Sundays July-Sept.

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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