Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


11/01/14    News

Rudresh Mahanthappa to Release Album Honoring Charlie Parker

Not a traditional tribute album, “Bird Calls” features newly composed music


10/29/14    Concerts

Mwandishi & More: A Great Night in Harlem

A dream team performs at the Apollo to support the Jazz Foundation of America


10/28/14    News

Live Bud Powell Show Reissued by ESP-Disk’

“Live at the Blue Note Café, Paris 1961”


10/28/14    News

Kenny G to Release Bossa Nova Album in January

“Brazilian Nights” inspired by Getz, Adderley, Desmond


10/25/14    News

Jack Bruce, Bassist for Rock’s Cream, Dies at 71

Versatile and influential player had jazz and blues background


10/24/14    News

SFJAZZ Collective Releases 10th Anniversary CD

Recorded live in October 2013


10/23/14    News

Two-Disc Unreleased Live Red Garland Set Due

Recorded in 1977 with Philly Joe Jones and Leroy Vinnegar


10/21/14    News

Jon Batiste, Chad Smith & Bill Laswell to Release Album

“The Process” also features several guest musicians


10/21/14    News

Hancock’s Mwandishi Band to Reunite for One Night

Will appear at Friday’s “A Great Night in Harlem”


10/21/14    Albums

Living My Dream
Jonathan Butler

If the album title isn’t enough of a giveaway, be assured that Jonathan Butler is one optimistic, blissful fellow right now. “Living My Dream,” the title track of the South African-born guitarist/vocalist’s 22nd studio album, is a naked declaration of contentment...


10/20/14    News

George Gershwin Piano Restored at University of Michigan

1933 Steinway was donated to school in 2013


10/17/14    News

Francisco Mela Named Twin Cities Jazz Festival Artistic Director

Drummer is first to hold the position


10/17/14    News

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Set for Nov. 6-10

Joe Lovano among headliners

10/17/14    News

JazzReach Announces Touring Season

Educational organization celebrating its 20th anniversary


10/17/14    Albums

The Late Show: An Evening With Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3
Jaki Byard

It’s born out of tradition and raised by the heart,” says Keystone Korner proprietor Todd Barkan in his introduction to Jaki Byard’s 1979 solo piano set at the San Francisco club. What would probably just be dismissible hyperbole in most cases is apt here...


10/16/14    News

Tim Hauser, Co-Founder of the Manhattan Transfer, Dead at 72

Was only original member still with the famed vocal group

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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