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


  • September 26, 2020Kim, Jimmy and Arthur
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actress Kim Cattrall for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Kim is best known for playing Samantha Jones on TV’s Sex and the C …
  • September 25, 2020Autumn and Miles Ahead + 19
    A month after I moved into my dorm along the Fenway in Boston in September 1974, I took the “T” to Harvard Square in Cambridge. The weather had already begun to turn blustery, as was the case in Bosto …
  • September 24, 2020Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto
    There are no bad recordings of pianist Thelonious Monk together with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Well, maybe two—when they were in a top-notch group assembled in the late 1940s to back a so-so vo …

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