Changes in Staff at JazzTimes

Mac Randall to replace Evan Haga as editor

Evan Haga, Kurt Elling, Branford Marsalis IJD 2018

Evan Haga (left) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for International Jazz Day, with Kurt Elling and Branford Marsalis (Photo: Steve Mundinger/Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

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.

Mac Randall
Mac Randall (Photo: Rebecca Randall)

We are pleased to announce that Mac Randall will be replacing Evan as the editor of JazzTimes. Mac has been a stellar freelance contributor to the magazine over the last few years. He previously served as the editor-in-chief for multiple music education publications owned by In Tune Partners. The author of Exit Music: The Radiohead Story, he has contributed to a bevy of respected music and entertainment publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Musician, The New York Daily News, Guitar World, Interview, Details, Newsday, Time Out New York, Mojo, Guitar Aficionado, In Tune Monthly, Blender, Harp, CMJ New Music Monthly and The Boston Phoenix. We are excited to have Mac join the team at Madavor Media, owners of JazzTimes, and lead the magazine to greater heights.

Mac will continue to live and work in the New York City area, with occasional visits to the home office of Madavor in Braintree, Mass. His email will be [email protected] and his phone number will be 617-315-9155. The editorial office address will remain the same: JazzTimes, 10801 Margate Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901.