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


  • Grateful Dead and Jon Hendricks September 23, 2017
    Perhaps the most mind-blowing revelation from my interview with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead last week (go here) was the role Jon Hendricks played in Truckin’. For my “Anatomy of a Song” column in Th …
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk: 1975 September 22, 2017
    Let’s end the week with a video clip of Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing my favorite Kirk composition, Bright Moments, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 18, 1975, courtesy of Bret Primac …
  • Pete Turner (1934-2017) September 21, 2017
    Pete Turner, a commercial photographer whose richly saturated color images graced the covers of hundreds of jazz albums, many of which were produced by Creed Taylor at ABC-Paramount, Impulse, Verve, A …

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