Kevin Whitehead

Kevin Whitehead is the jazz critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Whitehead's articles on jazz and improvised music have appeared in such publications as Point of Departure, the Chicago Sun-Times, Village Voice, Down Beat, and the Dutch daily de Volkskrant.

He is the author of Why Jazz: A Concise Guide (2010), New Dutch Swing (1998), and (with photographer Ton Mijs) Instant Composers Pool Orchestra: You Have to See It (2011).

His essays have appeared in numerous anthologies including Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006, Discover Jazz and Traveling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, the Astro-Black and Other Solar Myths.

Whitehead has taught at Towson University, the University of Kansas and Goucher College. He lives near Baltimore.

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1:05pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Music Reviews

New Release Features Jazz Flutist Sam Most's 'Breathy, Punchy Sound'

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12:29pm

Wed July 22, 2015
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Reissue Of Thelonious Monk's 'Riverside Recordings' Shows A Star On The Rise

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12:39pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Music Reviews

Duke Ellington's 'Plank Session' Offers Snapshots Of A Jazz Master At Work

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 2:09 pm

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12:31pm

Mon June 29, 2015
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'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

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10:42am

Fri June 12, 2015
Music Reviews

Michael Gibbs And Bill Frisell Team Up On A New Big Band Record

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 12:43 pm

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