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


  • 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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