Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


09/09/14    News

Gerald Wilson—Arranger, Musician and Bandleader—Dies at 96

A 75-year career that included collaborations with Ellington and Basie


09/05/14    News

Madeleine Peyroux Compilation Coming From Rounder

Singer’s first anthology includes unreleased track


09/05/14    News

Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) Announces Schedule

Twelve days of brass in NYC, Sept. 17-28


09/04/14    News

Coltrane Tribute in Philly This Sunday

Kenny Garrett, others to perform


09/04/14    News

Bebo Valdés Exhibit Coming to NYC

Afro-Cuban pioneer to be feted by Nat’l Jazz Museum in Harlem


09/04/14    News

Clark Terry Documentary to Be Released

Focuses on trumpeter music and mentoring


09/04/14    News

Guitarists Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Team for Album, Tour

“Eclectic” is their first-ever collaboration


09/04/14    Albums

Michael Dease

Like doo-wop, trad-jazz or rockabilly, big-band jazz is so closely associated with a bygone era that any musician testing its waters must find a way to transcend retro or just give in and drag out the charts from the swing era. Trombonist Michael Dease...


09/03/14    Photos

Photo Gallery: Eric Harland's Voyager in NYC

All-star aggregation wows packed Highline Ballroom


09/03/14    News

Delaware Water Gap Jazz & Arts Festival This Weekend

Phil Woods, Bob Dorough among the performers


09/03/14    News

Kenny G Begins World Tour in China

Will play China, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Canada, US


09/03/14    Albums

Stairway to the Stars
Denny Zeitlin

Since the turn of the century, pianist Denny Zeitlin’s recordings have fallen into two categories: solo projects and releases with this trio featuring bassist Buster Williams and drummer Matt Wilson. Stairway to the Stars —recorded at the Jazz Bakery in...


09/02/14    News

Fred Hersch to Release “My Coma Dreams” DVD

Jazz/theater piece based on pianist’s real-life experiences


09/02/14    News

ECM Releases Mastered for iTunes Recordings

Fifteen initial titles include Jarrett, Corea, Iyer


08/29/14    News

Myra Melford Announces Recording, Tour Plans

Snowy Egret Album, duo with Ben Goldberg & more


08/29/14    News

Dave Koz to Release Holiday Duets Album

Featured artists include Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Trombone Shorty

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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