Michael J. West is a jazz journalist in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work on the national and international jazz scenes, he has been covering D.C.’s local jazz community since 2009. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, and as such spends most days either hunkered down at a screen or inside his very big headphones. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.
James Mtume, a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer who began his career as a cutting-edge jazz musician and evolved into one of R&B’s prime auteurs, … Read More “James Mtume 1946 – 2022”