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Jeffery S. McMillan

Writer and archivist, jazz and opera

About Me

Jeffery S. McMillan is a writer who holds an MA in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University. His writings have appeared in Current Musicology, The Historic Brass Journal, and the New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd Edition. His book, Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan (University of Michigan, 2008) was the winner of the Jazz Times readers poll, “Best in the Industry: Books.” He spent ten years working as an archivist at the Metropolitan Opera and is a regular contributor to Opera News. He is currently the Managing Editor for the Journal of Jazz Studies and reports on jazz in San Francisco for ArtsAmerica.org.

My Jazz Story

The best show I recently attended was Anat Cohen's Quartet at the Village Vanguard. She played Milton Nascimento's "Tudo que voce podia ser" and gave an amazing performance