Nate Chinen

Nate’s Contributions


05/02/11    The Gig

Nate Chinen: The Smithsonian Box, Continued

JT columnist weighs in further on JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology

May 2011    The Gig

Canon Fodder

“ The Smithsonian Collection is a sketch, a beginner’s library of jazz history,” reads an introductory note in the booklet for The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz , first issued in 1973. “Necessarily, there are many worthy figures and groups left...


April 2011    The Gig

Post-Grammy Reflection

Esperanza Spalding seemed as shocked as everyone else when she won Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13. Hands clutching her heart, a million-watt smile lighting up her face, she looked positively breathless for a moment, though she...

03/21/11    Features

Kurt Elling: What Makes a Jazz Singer

Since debuting on Blue Note in 1995, Kurt Elling has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent jazz singers of our time. Now based in New York City, Elling details his ascent, responds to his detractors, and sets out to define the slippery parameters...

March 2011    The Gig

The Blue Egg

Nate Chinen muses on the unique appeal of the small neighborhood jazz club


01/03/11    Features

Danilo Pérez: Charting the Possibilities

On Providencia, pianist and composer Danilo Perez returns to the ambitious work he undertook a decade ago: charting a modern, heady course across cultures, traditions and generations


January/February 2011    The Gig

2010: The Year in Gigs

Nate Chinen reflects on the most memorable performances he saw during the year


December 2010    The Gig

What Is Jazz Singing, Anyway?

Nate Chinen muses on the current state of jazz vocals


November 2010    The Gig

Drummers with a Capital D

Nate Chinen confesses to his lifelong addiction to drums


October 2010    The Gig

NEA's Jazz Masters Mistake

Nate Chinen argues against awarding all of Marsalis jazz family a NEA Jazz Master award

September 2010    The Gig

Why JazzTimes Matters

Nate Chinen on the unique contributions of the print media to the jazz community


May 2010    Features

Christian Scott: Great Scott

Bold, brash and already delivering on serious promise, Christian Scott embodies New Orleans’ illustrious trumpet tradition while struggling against it.


04/06/10    Columns

Figs & Stones

Are you a mossy stone? Nate Chinen defines jazz's new reactionary camp


March 2010    The Gig

The Big Band Theory

Columnist Nate Chinen on the current state of big bands

December 2009    The Gig

Kurt Elling: Man in the Air

Nate Chinen makes the argument that Kurt Elling is the most influential jazz vocalist of our time


November 2009    Features

Matt Wilson: Living History

How drummer and funnyman Matt Wilson blended various eras of jazz drumming into a style worth its own historical weight.

  • Email E-mail
  • Share Share
  • Rss RSS
  • Report Report

About Nate Chinen


JT columnist Nate Chinen, who also regularly contributes to the New York Times, is one of jazz journalism’s brightest young talents. For the past three years he has won the Jazz Journalists Association’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for excellence in writing. He also won the Association’s Best Book About Jazz Award in 2004 for his work with George Wein on the memoir Myself Among Others: A Life in Music.