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

 

  • January 21, 2020Jimmy Heath in 10 Tracks
    The late Jimmy Heath had a crisp and deliberate sound on his tenor saxophone. His solos and double-and triple timing were fluid, seemingly effortless and never short on ideas. His soprano saxophone wa …
  • January 20, 2020Jimmy Heath (1926-2020)
    Jimmy Heath, a tenor saxophonist with exceptional gifts as a composer, arranger and player who spent critical years of the 1950s in prison for the sale of drugs but rebuilt his career in the 1960s and …
  • January 18, 2020Tobias, Hank and Jack
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed author Tobias Wolff for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Tobias talked about his difficult childhood and the inspiration for …

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