What a long, strange trip it’s been. OK, it’s not been that strange. And six years is nothing, really. And I hate the Grateful Dead, so I don’t know where that reference came from.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that after being at the helm for 62 issues of JazzTimes (plus six editions of the Jazz Education Guide), I’m stepping down as editor. Taking my place is publisher Lee Mergner, who will hand his title back to CEO Glenn Sabin. Next month Rhonda Stewart will join the magazine as assistant editor, and I’ll still be hanging around as a contributing editor and writer.