JazzWax

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

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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

 

  • May 23, 2022Andrea Brachfeld & Insight: 'Evolution'
    One of the finest jazz flutists around today is Andrea Brachfeld. She studied with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath and George Coleman, among others, and has released 10 CDs as a leader. Andrea’s latest, with …
  • May 21, 2022Tracy, Orson and Sacha
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Tracy Letts for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Tracy is quite extraordinary. In addition to a prolific acting career (many …
  • May 20, 2022Who Was Art Hodes?
    Born in 1904 in what today is Ukraine, Art Hodes and his family left the country soon after, likely following a violent wave of attacks against Jewish families in their town. After docking in New York …

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