The history of JazzTimes magazine dates back to, “Radio Free Jazz,” a publication founded in 1970 by Ira Sabin when he was operating a record store in Washington, D.C. It was originally a newsletter designed to update shoppers on the latest jazz releases and provide jazz radio programmers with a means of communicating with the industry. However, “Radio Free Jazz” grew substantially over the next decade, attracting readers and writers from around the world.
In 1980, the magazine’s broader focus and appeal prompted a name change, so “Radio Free” became JazzTimes. In 1990, the magazine also underwent a change, receiving a bold new look that incorporated exclusive cover photography and state-of-the-art graphic design. Since then, JazzTimes has continued to evolve into what is widely regarded as the world’s leading jazz publication.
Here’s what you’ll find in the pages of JazzTimes today:
Extensive News Coverage
Who’s recording what and with whom, What are the latest releases and reissues, Who’s booked to perform at your favorite jazz festival, What’s the latest word in books, films, TV, cyberspace? You’ll find the answers to these and many other questions in every issue of JazzTimes.