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

 

  • October 1, 2022Mel C, Bette and Joyce
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Melanie Chisholm for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). For those unfamiliar with Melanie, she is perhaps better known as Mel …
  • September 30, 2022Interview: Twyla Tharp
    Twyla Tharp has long been a master of translating American pop music into modern dance movement. Starting in 1965, Twyla pioneered modern dance choreography set to music heard most often on transistor …
  • September 29, 2022Mal Waldron: 'Searching in Grenoble,' 1978
    Struggling to record The End of a Love Affair on February 20, 1958, Billie Holiday abruptly ended a take for her album Lady in Satin with resigned frustration. She said into the studio microphone, “No …

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