David R. Adler writes about jazz and assorted topics. His work has appeared in JazzTimes,NPR Music,WBGO.org,The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Village Voice,DownBeat,Time Out New York, and many other publications. From 2010-2017 he taught jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College-CUNY). In summer 2017, after 30 years in New York (apart from two in Philadelphia), David relocated with his family to Athens, Georgia. There he continues to write about music and perform solo as a guitarist/vocalist.
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