Writing about music is using one means of expression to describe another. My musical writing includes:

• Reviews of live performances on the site for JazzTimes magazine.

• Review on JJANotes.

• Review on TheInternetReviewofBooks.

• Reviews of recordings and live performances on AllAboutJazz.

• Reviews of recordings and books in Jazz Improv magazine.


Reviews on JazzTimes.com:

6/14/2015 Kaze at the Lily Pad
9/9/2014 Leslie Pintchik Trio
5/22/2014 Sun Ras Centenary: Space is Still the Most Colorful Place
4/10/2014 In the Nature of Things - Leslie Pintchik
2/18/2014 Matt Wilson Quartet with John Medeski
11/14/2013 Elvis Costello on His Career and Advice to Young Musicians
9/13/2013 Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura with Kaze
5/7/2012 Fred Hersch, "Leaves of Grass" at New England Conservatory
2/16/2012 Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura at The Lily Pad
2/13/2012 Jason Moran, "In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959"

Review in JJANotes:

10/21/2012 Nica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness

Review in TheInternetReviewofBooks:

4/2010 The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue 1957-1965

Reviews on AllAboutJazz.com:

10/26/2009 Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club: Adventures
5/10/2009 The Pierre Hurel Trio at the Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
10/31/2008 Jamie Baum Septet at Wellesley College, MA
2/19/2008 Kerry Politzer: You Took Me In
1/9/2008 Leslie Pintchik: Quartets
11/18/2006 Satoko Fujii: Bell The Cat!, Illusion Suite, Minerva, Zephyros,...
11/18/2006 Satoko Fujii: Blueprint, Before The Dawn, Sketches, Live In...
5/7/2006 Tchicai/Kohlhase/Fewell Trio at Brookline Tai-Chi, Brookline, MA
4/2/2006 JazzArtSigns Concert at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston
12/18/2005 Syncopated Rhythms: African American Art from the George and...
11/10/2004 Leslie Pintchik: So Glad to Be Here
10/22/2004 Steve Lacy Memorial Concert at New England Conservatory
4/19/2004 Pierre Hurel Trio at the Regattabar, April 8, 2004
10/6/2003 Lee Konitz Concerts at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Reviews in Jazz Improv magazine:

2/2004 Mark Kleinhaut: Balance of Light
2/2004 Sue Terry: Pink Slimy Worm
2/2004 MusicHound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide
12/2003 Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton
12/2003 Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce
12/2003 Mayra Caridad Valdés: La Diosa del Mar
12/2003 Roberta Piket & Alternating Current: I'm Back in Therapy...
12/2003 Don Payne: Rhapsodic Echoes
12/2003 Chris Greco Trio: Pleiadian Call
6/2003 Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn
6/2003 Andrew Rathbun: Sculptures
6/2003 Kerry Politzer: Watercolor
6/2003 Copland - Abercrombie - Wheeler: That's For Sure
12/2002 Charles 'Baron' Mingus: West Coast 1945-49
12/2002 Dave Askren: Re: Bill Evans
12/2002 Castles Made of Sound: The Story of Gil Evans
6/2002 Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit 1920-60
6/2002 Steve Turre: TNT


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Virginia A. Schaefer, Writer About Musical Technical Instructional Contact