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


  • January 28, 2023Claudia, Carol and Roy
    In The Wall Street Journal last week, I interviewed legendary Italian actress Claudia Cardinale and her daughter, Claudia Squitieri, via Zoom for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here …
  • January 27, 2023Backgrounder: Nicola Stilo & Toninho Horta — 'Duets'
    This week’s Backgrounder comes courtesy of Bill Kirchner, who sent along Nicola Stilo and Toninho Horta’s gorgeous album Duets (1999). Stilo is an Italian flutist and Horta is a Brazilian singer and g …
  • January 26, 2023Carol Sloane: My 10 Favorite Tracks
    Yesterday, I posted my full 2009 interview with the late Carol Sloane, which Matt Schudel quote for in Washington Post obit. Today, I thought I’d provide 10 of my favorite recordings by Carol: Here’s …

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