The Staff


Alexander Ariff is the founder, creator and editor of Hardbop. He earned his BA in Jazz Studies at Florida State University and is a current MA candidate in Jazz History & Research from Rutgers University. Ariff hails from Baltimore, MD and is a saxophonist, songwriter and composer fronting his own band “Sheriff Ariff & The Wali Sanga“.


Steven Lewis hails from Atlanta, GA and is currently enrolled in the Jazz Studies program at The Florida State University.  As a saxophonist and a aspiring jazz scholar, Lewis provides reviews of live performances in his current city Tallahassee, FL and surrounding areas.

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3 responses to “The Staff

  1. Chris DiGirolamo here from Two for the Show Media.. We would like to add you to our service list for review considerations on new releases.. please forward us your mailing address and email contact.. Best Chris

  2. Yes, it seems we PR people are coming out of the woodwork. Cary Goldberg from GoMediaPR here. Thanks for the great review of the Danny Fox Trio. I’d be happy to add you to our mailing list as well. Send along all pertinent details to our email address below. and we’ll get you on the mailing list ASAP. Cheers,


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