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

 

  • Jon Hendricks (1921-2017) November 23, 2017
    Jon Hendricks, a singer, songwriter and lyricist who pioneered vocalese—the art of crafting words to famed jazz solos—and was a co-founder of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, died November …
  • George Avakian (1919-2017) November 22, 2017
    George Avakian, who as an executive and producer at Columbia Records in the 1940s and ’50s created a successful formula for packaging jazz as popular music and who signed Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and …
  • Della Reese (1931-2017) November 21, 2017
    Della Reese, best known as the boss of a band of earth-bound divine messengers on the 1990s TV series Touched By an Angel who began her career decades earlier in recording studios and supper clubs as …

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