Jeff Tamarkin

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08/11/14    News

Diana Krall Announces Fall U.S. Tour

26-date outing in support of new “Wallflower” album


08/11/14    News

Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez to Open JALC Season

Sept. 18-20 shows launch a season-long “journey through the Americas”


08/11/14    News

NYC’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

Set for Aug. 23-24 in uptown and downtown locations


08/09/14    News

Bill Frisell to Perform Woody Guthrie-Themed Show at JALC

“This Land” will feature the guitarist’s Big Sur Quintet


08/08/14    News

Impulse! to Release Live Jim Hall-Charlie Haden Album

Duets set was recorded in 1990 at the Montreal Jazz Festival


08/07/14    News

Lincoln Center to Stream Cassandra Wilson Concert Live Tomorrow

New York event also features the Campbell Brothers performing Coltrane


08/06/14    News

Kenny Garrett Named Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson Univ.

Saxophonist follows the late Mulgrew Miller


08/06/14    News

Mostly Other People Do the Killing to Release Miles Remake Album

“Blue” is a note-for-note recreation of “Kind of Blue”


08/06/14    News

Pianist Kenny Drew Jr. Dies at 56

A virtuoso in both the jazz and classical realms

08/05/14    News

Charlie Parker Celebration Set for Kansas City

17-day “Bird” tribute includes concerts, educational programs and more

08/05/14    News

Sonny Rollins Addresses the “Scurrilous” New Yorker Article

“They’re saying some very insulting, derogatory things about jazz”


08/05/14    News

Sonny Rollins Addresses the “Scurrilous” New Yorker Article

“They’re saying some very insulting, derogatory things about jazz”


08/04/14    News

4th Maui Jazz & Blues Festival Set for September

Les McCann, Donald Harrison, Steve Turre and more scheduled


08/04/14    Albums

Ruben Blades

When Rubén Blades announced recently that he would no longer perform salsa music on tour after 2016, and that he planned to return to politics in his native Panama (where he served previously as Minister of Tourism), it certainly appeared to some that the...


08/03/14    News

Drummer Frankie Dunlop Dead at 85

Played with Monk, Ellington, Rollins and others


08/01/14    Albums

Self Portrait
Manuel Valera

Although he’s never strayed that far from Afro-Cuban jazz traditions in his music, neither has the Havana-born Manuel Valera restricted himself to them. For Self Portrait , his debut solo piano recording, he ventures even further afield, using the occasion...

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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