Biography

Marc Myers is a jazz journalist based in New York City.


He writes about jazz for the Wall Street Journal and is author of numerous CD liner notes (including albums by Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Johnny Mandel, Dinah Washington and Carol Slone). He has been nominated for awards by the Jazz Journalists Association, and is working on a book for the University of California Press on jazz between 1942 and 1972.


Myers received his masters in history from Columbia University and wrote his thesis on the American Federation of Musicians' recording ban of 1942-44—which is part of the archives at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.

He has interviewed more than 100 jazz legends.