Tamarkin has been a professional music journalist for more
than 25 years. Currently the associate editor of JazzTimes
magazine, he was previously the editor of Goldmine,
Global Rhythm, Relix and CMJ, and has written
for dozens of other publications. He has also authored more than
25 liner notes for Jefferson Airplane-related CDs. He has been
an advisor to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammys.
He lives in Hoboken, NJ, with his wife, the novelist Caroline
Leavitt, and their son, Max.