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Bruce LindsayContact Me UK based music writer and photographer
I wrote my first album review [a Johnny Rivers live set] in 1974. Since then I have written about jazz and numerous other genres and sub-genres of music on an irregular basis. As a photographer, I specialise in live performance. I joined AAJ in 2008 and have written around 300 reviews and other articles including the JazzLife UK series.
C. Michael BaileyContact Me Senior Contributor
I specialize in covering jazz vocals, mainstream jazz, music of the
classic rock era (1965-1975) and classical music. I write record
reviews, concert reviews, DVD reviews, book reviews, feature articles
and musician biographies. I have written for All About Jazz since 1997.
Carl L. HagerContact Me Writer and Editor
Senior Editor and contributor at All About Jazz since 2009. Freelance writer/editor with extensive experience in the music industry, doing biography/profiles, analysis, liner notes (Grammy winner Lenny White's Anomaly, Grammy-nominated Lorraine Feather's Tales of the Unusual), and press releases, as well as a regular CD/book review contributor for Jackson State University's NPR affiliate WJSU-FM 88.5, the largest jazz and blues station in Mississippi. As a freelancer he writes (and ghostwrites) and/or edits article/book-length manuscripts, PR/ad copy, tech documentation, academic dissertations. Hager was introduced to investigative journalism by Bob Brown, Ned Day and A.D. Hopkins at the Valley Times and Las Vegas Review-Journal in the late 1970s; in 1986-1987 produced a human rights-abuse investigative series for local cable, national radio and print in the Seattle Medium (U.S.'s largest African American-owned newspaper), with additional coverage in Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Chris M. SlaweckiContact Me Soul, Jazz, R&B, Miles, Monk, Stax & Funk
Chris has served for more than a decade as AAJ Senior Editor, and as the Jazz Voice for the Concord Music Group since 2007. Chris has written liner notes for "Children on the Corner," a group of musicians who played with Miles Davis throughout the trumpeter's most experimental 1970s periods. Chris previously served as Jazz-Blues editor for CustomDisc.com and as one of two featured contributors to the Stax Records 50th anniversary website. He also contributed biographies of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and other jazz and blues legends, to Sharpe's Music in the 20th Century Reference Guide.
Dan BilawskyContact Me Jazz writer
Dan is a Senior Contributor with AAJ and he was a Contributing Writer with Jazz Improv
Magazine from 2005 through 2009. He holds degrees in music from Indiana University
and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Dan's three-pronged
approach to writing, which connects his insights as a skilled percussionist, his
knowledge as a professional music educator and his enthusiasm as a long time fan,
listener and student of this music, informs his work. He is available for freelance writing
Glenn AstaritaContact Me Modern/Free-Jazz and Progressive-Rock
A music journalist since 1996, Glenn also released a solo CD in 1998, and is the co-founder of jazzartcollection.com. He's contributed to Downbeat, All Music Guide, and New Orleans Gambit and has composed press releases and liner notes for Leo Records, Summit Records and several other labels. Originally from New York City, Glenn moved to New Orleans in 1992, then relocated to Hermitage, TN after Hurricane Katrina.
Jeff Fitzgerald, GeniusContact Me Jazz Humorist
Veteran stand-up comedian and humorist specializing in a unique brand of humor for more intelligent audiences. At 5'10", he is easily portable and perfect for almost any application. Built to run on alternative fuels such as relatively inexpensive beer and chicken wings, you'll find that he is perfect for almost any budget as well.
Mark F. TurnerContact Me Modern Jazz, Electronica, Urban, World, Ethnomusicology
Basically I'm a sponge, soaking up an appreciation of many forms...
As an accomplished writer, researcher, and music journalist, I've
created an impressive body of work (reviews, articles, liner notes,
biographies, press releases) for artists, labels, print and online
media (Jazziz, Jazz Improv, The Lamp, etc...) as well as my ongoing
duties as senior contributor/editor at All About Jazz.
Mr. P.C.Contact Me Jazz Humorist
I can be reached directly during bandstand emergencies, even after-hours. I also offer meditative tapes that re-instill a sense of self-worth and dignity to musicians who have been psychologically damaged by traumatic experiences on stage during their formative years.
R.J. DeLukeContact Me Jazz history, Miles, Monk, Sonny, mainstrem, bebop
An experienced with a degree in journalism and years of experience on staffs of
newspapers and magazines, R.J. took that into his love for jazz. For over a decade he
has been interviewing jazz and blues artists and biographic articles on them, as well as
editing similar content. He's interviewed dozens of all-time greats and rising stars for
AAJ and other publications (Downbeat, Strings, Albany (NY) Times Union).
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