Jeff Tamarkin

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07/22/14    News

Blue Note Records Launches iPad App

Allows users to play the label’s music in multiple ways


07/20/14    News

Lionel Ferbos, at 103 the Oldest Jazz Musician, Has Died

New Orleans trumpeter was still working until last year


07/19/14    Albums

Fuzzy Logic
Taylor Haskins

Taylor Haskins never once blows hot on Fuzzy Logic . This isn’t about pyrotechnic declarations of agility and endurance. Instead, Haskins’ trumpet lines are measured, bold and warm, always pronounced but never overwhelming. It really couldn’t go any other...


07/18/14    News

Pete Douglas, Founder of California Jazz Club, Dies at 85

Half Moon Bay’s Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society booked hundreds of major artists


07/17/14    News

Charlie Haden Special Set for NPR

Tribute to the late bassist on “Fresh Air” begins tomorrow


07/17/14    News

Dizzy’s Announces Generations In Jazz Festival Lineup

Shows scheduled throughout September


07/16/14    News

Chris Botti to Hold Three-Week Holiday Residency at Blue Note

Trumpeter will perform Dec. 15-Jan. 4


07/16/14    News

Taylor Ho Bynum to Launch 5-Week West Coast Bicycle Tour

Cornetist will perform along the way in various configurations


07/15/14    News

The Cookers to Release New Album, Plan Tour

“Time And Time Again” is the group’s fourth release


07/14/14    News

25th San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Set for Aug. 8-10

Headliners include Bootsy Collins, Snarky Puppy, Pedrito Martinez


07/12/14    News

Charlie Haden Dead at 76

Legendary bassist dies in Los Angeles


07/11/14    Albums

Oh No! Not Jazz!
The Ed Palermo Big Band

Ed Palermo’s righteous fixation on Frank Zappa has been documented previously in three other volumes wherein the saxophonist and arranger retools the late genius’ work for big band. This fourth outing is a double-CD that features Zappa music on disc one...


07/10/14    News

Preservation Hall Jazz Band + Allen Toussaint Announce Tour

New Orleans mainstays to perform in clubs, theaters and arts centers


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

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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