Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


09/04/14    News

Guitarists Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Team for Album, Tour

“Eclectic” is their first-ever collaboration


09/04/14    Albums

Michael Dease

Like doo-wop, trad-jazz or rockabilly, big-band jazz is so closely associated with a bygone era that any musician testing its waters must find a way to transcend retro or just give in and drag out the charts from the swing era. Trombonist Michael Dease...


09/03/14    Photos

Photo Gallery: Eric Harland's Voyager in NYC

All-star aggregation wows packed Highline Ballroom


09/03/14    News

Delaware Water Gap Jazz & Arts Festival This Weekend

Phil Woods, Bob Dorough among the performers


09/03/14    News

Kenny G Begins World Tour in China

Will play China, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Canada, US


09/03/14    Albums

Stairway to the Stars
Denny Zeitlin

Since the turn of the century, pianist Denny Zeitlin’s recordings have fallen into two categories: solo projects and releases with this trio featuring bassist Buster Williams and drummer Matt Wilson. Stairway to the Stars —recorded at the Jazz Bakery in...


09/02/14    News

Fred Hersch to Release “My Coma Dreams” DVD

Jazz/theater piece based on pianist’s real-life experiences


09/02/14    News

ECM Releases Mastered for iTunes Recordings

Fifteen initial titles include Jarrett, Corea, Iyer


08/29/14    News

Myra Melford Announces Recording, Tour Plans

Snowy Egret Album, duo with Ben Goldberg & more


08/29/14    News

Dave Koz to Release Holiday Duets Album

Featured artists include Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Trombone Shorty


08/28/14    News

New Jazz Piano Club to Open in NYC September 3

First bookings at Mezzrow include Johnny O’Neal, Cyrus Chestnut


08/28/14    News

New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA Set for February

San Francisco festival celebrates “jazz in the present tense”


08/26/14    News

Fred Sturm, Wisconsin Jazz Educator, Dies at 63

Director of Jazz Studies at Lawrence University for more than two decades


08/26/14    News

Previously Unreleased Mark Murphy Album Due in November

Vocalist cut the tracks in 1996


08/26/14    News

Saxist Mark Turner to Release ECM Leader Debut

Album features Avishai Cohen, Joe Martin, Marcus Gilmore


08/25/14    News

Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen to Release New Album

“Film of Life” includes Damon Albarn, others

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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