Marc Myers writes daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings and is a frequent music and arts contributor for the Wall Street Journal.


Why Jazz Happened

Marc is also the author of “Why Jazz Happened” (University of California Press).

In 2012, JazzWax was named the Jazz Journalists Association’s “Blog of the Year.” – See more.

Recent posts from JazzWax


  • Doc: History of Stereo Systems August 21, 2018
    Today, most music is consumed on a laptop computer or a cell phone. But once upon a time, people invested in stereo systems. These typically consisted of a turntable, two speakers and a receiver. Then …
  • Arlene Corwin's Ode to JazzWax August 20, 2018
    Arlene Corwin lives in Sweden. She plays piano and sings, and performs locally. She was married to jazz pianist Bob Corwin. They met years ago when she was singing professionally in New York. I’ve pos …
  • Aretha, Bob and Terry August 18, 2018
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I wrote the Aretha Franklin obituary (go here). Aretha was a complex artist. A woman with enormous vocal power and talent, she often was at the mercy of men who m …

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