Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jazz Times: Back From the Dead

Great news for jazz fans: Jazz Times, the 100,000-circulation jazz magazine, is returning from its hiatus. That's a nice surprise, to say the least, as many observers had already written the publication's obit.

The mag, now owned by Boston-based Madavor Media, is returning to print with an August issue, according to a New York Times blog item posted today by Ben Ratliff.

“Our only plans are to figure out how to do things better,” Lee Mergner, the magazine's editor in chief, told Ratliff. “This isn’t an opportunity for us to clean house.”

The news is yet to be reported on the Jazz Times site. Read more here.

Thanks to bassist Matthew Wengerd, based in Lakeland, Florida, for alerting me to this news.

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