Some important changes have taken place recently on the JazzTimes staff. Evan Haga, the longtime editor of JazzTimes, is resigning from his position effective June 5. Evan has worked for JT for over 12 years, initially as an associate editor, then as the managing editor and eventually taking the reins of the magazine’s content as editor for the last six years. During that time, the magazine has won numerous honors for music journalism, including multiple Jazz Journalists Association Awards for best periodical and three ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards, one of which was for an article Evan wrote on the confluence of jazz and heavy metal music. Throughout his tenure, he consistently generated engaging story concepts and deftly utilized a versatile team of gifted and high-profile writers; he also brought talented voices including David Fricke, Giovanni Russonello, Ben Ratliff, Greg Tate and Natalie Weiner into the JT fold. As any of the publication’s staff and contributors could freely tell you, Evan has incredible attention to detail and a tireless work ethic.
Evan will be doing more writing for other publications and organizations and plans to remain a contributor to JazzTimes. We wish him well in his future endeavors and are grateful for his impact on the magazine.