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

 

  • July 30, 2021Beverly Kenney: Vocalist in Distress
    By my count, Beverly Kenney recorded seven albums between 1955 and 1959. She had a singing voice that was somewhere between Blossom Dearie and Marilyn Monroe, but her approach on songs was courageous, …
  • July 29, 2021Joanne Brackeen and Art Blakey
    Joanne Brackeen is a jazz pianist with thunderous talent. She’s an original who soars as a soloist, in duets, in trios, quartets and beyond. Her hands hit the keyboard with enormous power and her chur …
  • July 28, 2021Diana Panton: Cheerful Session
    This summer, Canadian jazz vocalist Diana Panton has graciously invited us to enjoy a series of 30-minute live in-studio concerts. Each video in the series has a theme. The first features songs from h …

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