Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


08/16/14    News

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey to Release 26th album

“Worker” will be supported with a U.S. tour


08/15/14    News

Violinist John Blake Jr. Dead at 67

Worked as leader and with McCoy Tyner, Grover Washington Jr., and others

08/14/14    News

First Jazz Forward Competition Coming to Portland

Winners receive opportunity to perform at festival


08/14/14    News

George Benson Autobiography Due This Month

Guitarist/singer will revisit his 50-year career


08/14/14    News

Cuban Pianist Harold López-Nussa Announces Tour

Trio dates set for major venues throughout North America


08/13/14    News

Detroit Jazz Festival Talk Tent Schedule Released

Live interviews and other presentations during Labor Day weekend event


08/13/14    News

Prestige Records to Issue Miles & Coltrane Box Sets

Packages are part of the label’s 65th anniversary celebration


08/13/14    News

Marsbeat Studios Offers Jazz Trading Cards

Part of proceeds to be donated to John Coltrane Home


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”

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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