About The Journal

Jazz Llamas – Tallahassee, FL (photo by Alexander G. Ariff)

Welcome to Hardbop Jazz Journal, an online platform for jazz journalism, history and research. Explore the website for archived publications, video journalism, photography, artist features, live and recorded reviews. Hardbop accepts material for reviews or features.

The interview portion of the website includes transcripts surrounding an ongoing documentary project: The Jazz/Poetry Connection in NYC. Hardbop’s founder/editor is Alexander Ariff. Ariff organized three separate successful jazz+poetry “symposium” events in 2009 and 2010.  Click to the video tab to see videos from these events and many other performance and journalism shorts. If you wish to contribute or make contact, please don’t hesitate:

Alexander G. Ariff


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