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

 

  • Videos: Basie Documentary May 26, 2017
    There’s nothing like starting a holiday weekend with Count Basie. Here’s a fabulous four-part documentary directed by Matthew Seig and written by Albert Murray, with terrific clips. It will keep your …
  • Terry Gibbs: 92 Years Young May 25, 2017
    Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, one of the giants of jazz, has just released a fabulous new album—92 Years Young: Jammin’ at the Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound). It’s a stone-cold swinging killer. Every si …
  • Roger Moore and Sinatra May 24, 2017
    Roger Moore, who played a dashing secret agent in TV’s The Saint and in seven James Bond films, died on May 23, 2017. He was 89. Though Roger wasn’t a jazz musician he loved music. Back in 2014, I had …

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