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


  • Hot Track: A Gal in Calico December 13, 2018
    A Gal in Calico was written by Leo Robin and Arthur Schwartz for a rather dumb film from Warner Bros. called The Time, the Place and the Girl. Released the day after Christmas in 1946, the B-movie was …
  • George Romanis + Rey DeMichel December 12, 2018
    Jordi Pujol’s Fresh Sound label continues its nifty “Rare & Collectible Albums by Unsung Bandleaders” series by releasing killer recordings by George Romanis and Rey DeMichel. I last wrote about this …
  • Roberto Magris: World Gardens December 11, 2018
    Ira Gitler turned me on to Italian jazz pianist Roberto Magris in 2008. Roberto’s superb album, Il Bello Del Jazz, with alto saxophonist Herb Geller, had just reached the U.S. after being released in …

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