September 2010 By Lee Mergner
Lee Mergner introduces September 2010 issue celebrating publication’s 40th anniversary
July/August 2010 By Evan Haga
Managing editor Evan Haga introduces July/August 2010 issue
June 2010 By Lee Mergner
JT Editor-in-Chief Lee Mergner introduces the June 2010 issue
May 2010 By Lee Mergner
As a 20-year veteran of this magazine, I’ve become a chronic theme hunter. In this issue, which we like to call our Festival Issue because of the comprehensive listings for jazz and blues fests all over the world, there also seems to be an implicit theme...
March 2010 By Evan Haga
This issue is a thematic meld of sorts. It includes our annual Personal Farewells special section, where the peers and disciples of recently departed jazz greats play writer, and an ode to iconic female vocalists. But what this book really celebrates is...
November 2009 By Lee Mergner
For the JT staff, theme issues can either be a lot of fun or a real chore. When it doesn’t work, it feels like we’re simply connecting a bunch of dots, albeit well-written and sharply designed ones, to form some preset picture. Plus, if we’re doing a theme...
October 2009 By Lee Mergner
JT's Editor in Chief explains how a rock star can end up on the cover of a jazz magazine.
August/September 2009 By Lee Mergner
The JazzTimes issue you hold in your hands may not look any different from recent editions, but in fact it’s the result of a very special transformation. For the last 39 years, the magazine was owned and run by the Sabin family—first Ira Sabin, who founded...
May 2009 By Evan Haga
Come on, admit it: When you saw this month’s JazzTimes in your mailbox or on the newsstand, you were surprised—maybe even shocked. In this issue, we’re proud to offer extensive coverage of iconoclast John Zorn. Not only did Bill Milkowski secure a candid...
April 2009 By Jeff Tamarkin
Let me tell you about some of the music I’ve been digging lately. First, there’s that burning set featuring Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones from Berlin, 1987. Joshua Redman’s recent double-trio engagement at New York’s Highline Ballroom and...