Boris Vian
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Barry Kernfeld
Barry Dean Kernfeld, PhD (born 11 August 1950, San Francisco), is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist who has researched and published extensively about the history of jazz and the biographies of its ...
Charles Delaunay
Charles Delaunay (18 January 1911 – 16 February 1988) was a French author, jazz expert, co-founder and long-term leader of the Hot Club de France.
Born in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin, Oise, the son of pa...
Harvey Pekar
Harvey Lawrence Pekar (/ˈpiːkɑr/; October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American Sple...
Larkin at Sixty
Larkin at Sixty (1982) is a collection of original essays and poems published to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of the English poet Philip Larkin. It was edited and introduced by Anthony Thwaite and...
Ira Gitler
Ira Gitler (born December 18, 1928, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz historian and journalist. Perhaps best known for The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz written with Leonard Feather—the most...
Eric Hobsbawm
Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH, FBA, FRSL (/ˈhɒbz.bɔːm/; 9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian of the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism, and nationalism. His best-known w...
Rafi Zabor
Rafi Zabor (born Joel Zaborovsky, August 22, 1946) is a Brooklyn, New York based music journalist- and musician-turned-novelist.
A graduate of Brooklyn College, Zabor became a jazz critic for Musi...
Nat Hentoff
Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and country m...
Brian Morton (Scottish writer)
Brian Morton (born 1954) is a Scottish writer, journalist and former broadcaster, specialising in jazz and modern literature. Born in Paisley, near Glasgow and raised in Dunoon, Morton was educated at...
Max Jones
Ronald Maxwell "Max" Jones (28 February 1917, London - 1 August 1993, Chichester) was a British Jazz author, radio host, and journalist.
Together with his brother Cliff, Jones taught himself t...
Ron Wynn
Ron Wynn is a music critic, author, and allmusic editor. Wynn was the editor of the first edition of The All Music Guide to Jazz (1994), and from 1993 to 1994 served as the jazz and rap editor of the ...
Christian Broecking
Christian Broecking (born 5 June 1957) is a German sociologist and musicologist, music critic, columnist, writer, editor, producer and author perhaps best known for his jazz criticism and his book The...
Tom Marcello
Tom Marcello has been a jazz photojournalist since the 1970s. His photos have appeared as album covers, in liner notes, in press kits and in newspapers. Among his subjects are Woody Shaw, Zoot Sim...
Ralph J. Gleason
Ralph Joseph Gleason (March 1, 1917 - June 3, 1975) was an influential American jazz and pop music critic. He contributed for many years to the San Francisco Chronicle, was a founding editor of Rollin...
Jim Godbolt
Jim Godbolt (5 October 1922 – 9 January 2013) was a British jazz writer and historian.He was born in Sidcup, Kent. During a varied career in the music business, Godbolt worked as concert-promot...
Helen Oakley Dance
Helen Margaret Oakley Dance, née Oakley (February 15, 1913 — May 27, 2001) was a jazz journalist, producer, historian, and musician. She is perhaps best known for production and for her biography of T...
Charles Fox (jazz critic)
Charles Richard Jeremy Fox (1921 – 9 May 1991 in Weymouth) was an English writer and broadcaster specialising in jazz.Fox worked as the jazz critic of the New Statesman. In addition he occasiona...
Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Joachim-Ernst Berendt (20 July 1922 in Berlin – 4 February 2000 in Hamburg) was a German music journalist, book author and producer specialized on Jazz.
Berendt's father Ernst Berendt was a P...
Francis Davis
Francis Davis (born August 30, 1946) is an American author and journalist. He is best known as the jazz critic for The Village Voice, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly. He has also ...
Lee Underwood
Lee Underwood is an American musician and writer notable for performing on lead guitar with Tim Buckley for most of Buckley's career. Underwood appeared on most of the albums Buckley recorded during h...
Scott Yanow
Scott Yanow (born October 4, 1954) is an American jazz reviewer, historian and author. He has written 11 books on jazz, reviewed over 20,000 recordings and been active since the mid-1970s.
Born in...
W. C. Handy
William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an American blues composer and musician. He was widely known as the "Father of the Blues".Handy remains among the most influential of...
Manfred Selchow
Manfred Selchow (born October 2, 1936 in Varbelow, East Pommerany, Germany) is a jazz authority and author.
His father, a school teacher, did not return from the war. In 1945 his mother and two s...
Otis Ferguson
Otis Ferguson (1907–1943) was an American writer best remembered for his music and film reviews in The New Republic in the 1930s.Although he can be seen as a key predecessor to film critics like James...