Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


04/16/14    News

Undead Music Spring Series Set for May 11-16

Marc Ribot to perform with 5 different groups


04/15/14    News

Jazz Journalists Association Announces Award Winners in Music Categories

Hancock gets Lifetime Achievement award; Shorter is Musician of the Year


04/15/14    News

Armando Peraza, Longtime Santana Percussionist, Dies at 89

Also played with Charlie Parker, Cal Tjader, Dave Brubeck and others


04/15/14    Albums

The Beatles: A Jazz Tribute
Various Artists

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America, it’s worth tossing aside the group’s cultural impact for a minute and considering the music on its own terms. Could anyone, back in early 1964, have imagined that...


04/13/14    News

Fred Ho, Musician, Composer and Activist, Dies at 56

Fused African-American and Asian music with radical politics


04/12/14    News

Steve Backer, Veteran Record Industry Executive, Dead at 76

Producer of new recordings and reissues, label head and more


04/11/14    News

Steve Coleman, Jamie Baum, Elliott Sharp Receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Three jazz-related artists are among 178 awardees


04/08/14    News

Jaki Byard Symposium & Concert Sunday in Massachusetts

Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project will perform


04/08/14    News

3rd Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition Launched

Winner receives $5,000 and a chance to perform


04/08/14    News

Fred Hersch Duo Series Coming to Jazz Standard May 6-11

Pianist will team with Kurt Elling, Anat Cohen, others


04/07/14    News

Berklee to Host Composition Symposium April 22-27

Terence Blanchard, Don Was, Vijay Iyer & others to participate


04/07/14    News

Wayne Henderson, Crusaders Mainstay, Dead at 74

Trombonist was also an accomplished solo artist and producer


04/07/14    News

Jazz House Kids Benefit to Star Jarreau, Sanborn, McBride

“Inside the Jazz Note” takes place May 15 in Montclair, NJ


04/06/14    News

8th Duck Jazz Festival Set for October

René Marie will headline

04/06/14    News

40th Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for June 27-28

Rare videos to be shown each day


04/06/14    Albums

Soul Quest
Keiko Matsui

Everyone can use a good shakeup once in a while to put things into perspective, and the nervous system of Japanese-born pianist and composer Keiko Matsui certainly underwent a serious reboot when she found herself in a Tokyo train station during the massive...

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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