Evan Haga

Evan’s Contributions

04/12/14    JT Notes

Evan Haga Introduces the April 2014 Issue

Hooray for Holland


03/19/14    Gearhead

Winter NAMM 2014: Gear, Not Gimmicks

Practical musical tools make their debut at Anaheim show

03/13/14    JT Notes

JT Notes: Editor Evan Haga Introduces the March 2014 Issue

My Mahavishnu moment

01/22/14    JT Notes

JT Notes: Editor Evan Haga Introduces the Jan./Feb. 2014 Issue

I’ll Remember April, and May and June…


01/17/14    Albums

Black Radio 2
Robert Glasper Experiment

Black Radio 2 is a highly anticipated new album by one of the most talented jazz keyboard players out there, released on a label that is arguably jazz’s most iconic brand. Yet it might not belong in this magazine. It’s a terrific modern R&B album—willfully...


01/16/14    Albums

Ben Monder

Guitarist-composer Ben Monder’s Hydra , his first album as a leader in eight years, is esoteric but you’d be wrong to file it under “avant-garde”; it’s too technically brilliant and radiantly produced, and its personnel includes postbop and fusion A-listers...


01/13/14    Features

Revisiting Winter Jazzfest's 10th Anniversary

Jazz till you drop


01/10/14    Features

The Gospel According to Wynton Marsalis

The JALC Orchestra mounts an ambitious spectacle of spirit

12/25/13    JT Notes

Evan Haga Introduces the December 2013 Issue

Art to art: René Marie's one-woman show


12/25/13    News

Yusef Lateef Is Dead at 93

Saxophonist and flutist introduced new instruments, world traditions into jazz


11/24/13    Features

Recapping the 2013 Monk Competition

Chile’s Melissa Aldana emerges victorious

11/16/13    JT Notes

Editor Evan Haga Introduces the November 2013 Issue

Sound Art with John Zorn

10/16/13    JT Notes

JT Notes: Evan Haga Introduces the October 2013 Issue

The Ending Summer


09/26/13    Features

Wayne Shorter Headlines His Own Birthday Party

Recap: The Night Dreamer at Town Hall, NYC, June 2013


09/19/13    Concerts

Melissa Aldana Wins 2013 Monk Sax Comp

Chilean tenor player tops fierce international competition


09/05/13    JT Notes

Editor Evan Haga Introduces the July-August 2013 Issue

The world on six strings—guitars galore

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About Evan Haga


Current JazzTimes editor Evan Haga signed on with the magazine in May of 2006 as an associate editor and spent several years as managing editor. Under his direction, JazzTimes has won the Jazz Journalists Association’s Award for Best Periodical six times. His tasks at the magazine include everything from assigning and editing pieces to photo editing and assisting with design concepts. He also enjoys writing when his editorial gig allows: In addition to clips for JazzTimes, his reviews and profiles have appeared in HARP, Living Blues, the Baltimore Sun and NPR Music. His 2011 JazzTimes article "Night & Day," a comprehensive look at the relationship between jazz and heavy metal, won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

Haga, a graduate of the University of Maryland, lives in Brooklyn. “There are many things about this job I love, but, yeah, the free CDs are my favorite perk,” he says. “Even if they keep my office and home in constant states of disarray.”