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Josef Woodard

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Josef Woodard is a freelance critic/journalist on the arts, with a focus on jazz, and also a musician.

Josef Woodard has been a music journalist-critic for many years, with a specialty in jazz and contemporary classical music, but also pop, opera and world music. He has written for All About Jazz, Down Beat, Jazz Times, the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Jazziz, Jazz Hot, Opera Now and other publications, along with various and sundry other contexts. He won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for jazz writing in 1998, and is presently writing a book on Charles Lloyd. He also has written the weekly “Fringe Beat” column in the Santa Barbara Independent since 1990. With his musician hat on, Woodard is a guitarist-songwriter-situationist, involved in the independent Household Ink Records label, founded in 1987, and his projects include the 25-year-old “new music combo” Headless Household.

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