Bob Bernotas

I write about jazz because I like jazz.

About Me

Bob Bernotas is a widely published jazz journalist and a respected historian and lecturer. Bob's profiles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in such print and Internet publications as Piano & Keyboard, Saxophone Journal, Jazz Player, Windplayer, the Online Trombone Journal, the International Trombone Association Journal, Jazz Improv,, and New York Latino. He is the author of Top Brass: Interviews and Master Classes with Jazz's Leading Brass Players and Reed All About It: Interviews and Master Classes with Jazz's Leading Reed Players (JazzBob Books), and Branford Marsalis: Jazz Musician (Enslow Publishers), and has written liner notes for over sixty jazz CDs.

In September 2003 Bob debuted his weekly radio and Internet program, Just Jazz, which since November 2004 has been heard over 91.9 WNTI-FM in Hackettstown, NJ. Just Jazz also streams worldwide at Every Sunday night from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time (US) Bob presents five hours of the traditional, modern, avant-garde, and Latin sounds of jazz. Each program includes an hour-long “Just Jazz Presents...” segment, which showcases, on a rotating schedule, trombone Latin, big band and vocal jazz, as well as occasional special features. Another regular feature of Just Jazz is the “Artist of the Month,” a jazz master profiled by Bob and spotlighted during the entire month of programs. For updates on upcoming features, special programs, and guest co-hosts, subscribe to the monthly “Just Jazz e-Newsletter” at [email protected]

In January 2014 Bob began teaching “Black American Music Since 1900,” a jazz history course for non-music majors, at Rutgers University.

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