Scott Yanow

Scott Yanow has been writing about jazz since 1975, starting off as the jazz editor of Record Review. Since then he has written for virtually every significant jazz publication including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, the NYC Jazz Record, The Syncopated Times, the Los Angeles Jazz Scene and quite a few others. He has written over 900 liner notes, more than 20,000 recording reviews (which is probably the most of any jazz reviewer ever), and 11 books on jazz including Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film, The Great Jazz Guitarists, The Jazz Singers and Jazz On Record 1917-76. He is considered an expert on all eras of jazz and can be contacted for interesting assignments at More information about Scott and the availability of his books can be found by sending him an E-mail or by looking at