Jeff Tamarkin's Writing Samples


Al Kooper
, the legendary singer/songwriter/producer/you name it, asked Jeff to write a bio to accompany promo copies of his newest CD, 'Black Coffee.'

How does Jeff really feel about 'American Idol'?

Jeff was commissioned by Angel Records to write a bio of Anoushka Shankar, the incredibly talented daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar.

I've written tons of reviews for All Music Guide. Here's one on a Billie Holiday boxed set.

Jeff wrote about Sony/Legacy's expanded edition of Janis Joplin's 'Pearl' CD for ICE Magazine.

Here's Jeff's review of the 'Festival Express' DVD that ran in Mojo (UK).

I contribute to a column in the New York Daily News about successful NYC-based immigrants. Here's one on Umberto Corteo, founder of the Long Island Umberto's pizza restaurants.

I write for Carnegie Hall's program notes. Here is a piece on the Portuguese fado singer Mariza.

And here's one on another Carnegie Hall event, this one starring singer Bobby McFerrin, that appeared in Playbill.

Read Jeff's liner notes for the 'Fly Jefferson Airplane' DVD

Read Jeff's interview with Yoko Ono, which appeared as a cover story in Global Rhythm magazine in 2004.

Can culture be found at Walt Disney World? I tackled that subject for a piece that ran in Global Rhythm in 2005.

Read Jeff's review of the brilliant film 'Hotel Rwanda,' published in Global Rhythm.

Here's a biography of Tom Jones that Jeff did for the Salem Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

I also write for the Boston Phoenix. Here is a review of a live Doors CD.

And staying in that classic rock vein, here's a review of Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same DVD that ran in Relix Magazine. I didn't like it much.

I reviewed a concert by Catherine Russell and the Carolina Chocolate Drops for JazzTimes magazine.