Nate Chinen

Nate’s Contributions

11/22/13    The Gig

The Gig—Well, You Needn't Compete

How good is good enough for the Monk Competition? How good is too good?


11/10/13    Features

Ralph Alessi as Sideman: 5 Essential Examples

Supporting Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and more


11/09/13    Features

The Brilliant, Contradictory World of Ralph Alessi

Studying contrasts


10/18/13    The Gig

The Gig: Laurie Frink

Requiem for a Brass Saint


09/04/13    The Gig

The Gig: Jazz's Post-Masculine Era?

The long path to acceptance for female jazz musicians

07/18/13    The Gig

The Gig—Behold the Jazzbro

Like it or not, he speaks for you. Wooo!


06/14/13    The Gig

The Gig: Darn That Stream

To be there or not to be there

05/13/13    The Gig

The Gig: Left, Right & Lincoln Center

Departures, crossovers and agents of change


05/08/13    Features

Bassic Training: Christian McBride Picks 5 Formative Tracks

From Bootsy to Jaco, the bassist knows his bassists


05/07/13    Features

Christian McBride Lays Down Roots

At 40, the gifted and ubiquitous bassist mentors an impressive new generation


04/12/13    The Gig

The Gig: The Geezers & the Punks

The jazz generation gap


03/13/13    The Gig

The Gig: Remembering Pete La Roca Sims

School of La Roca


02/01/13    The Gig

The Gig: 2012 in Gigs

Nate Chinen's most memorable shows of the past year


12/20/12    The Gig

Nate Chinen's The Gig: On Set

To wait to review or not to wait: good question


11/21/12    The Gig

The Gig: In the Tradition(s)

Karriem Riggins broadcasts on multiple frequencies


10/14/12    The Gig

The Gig: Jacob Garchik's 'Atheist Gospel Trombone Album'

Recording the "unrecordable'

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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.