Writing

Melanie Charles knows the impact Black women have had on jazz

The Washington Post | November 12, 2021

by Shannon J. Effinger

In the Cookers, collective centuries of heat

Washington Post | October 2, 2021

By Shannon J. Effinger

Lee Morgan’s ‘Live at the Lighthouse’ was a masterpiece that turned out to be a farewell

The Washington Post | August 27, 2021

by Shannon J. Effinger

The continued impact of jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove

The Washington Post | July 16, 2021

by Shannon J. Effinger

Esperanza Spalding: TRIANGLE

Pitchfork | April 9, 2021

By Shannon J. Effinger

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was one of the last musicians to perform in a New York club. The resulting album could win him a Grammy.

The Washington Post | March 17, 2021

By Shannon Effinger

How George Benson Turned an Early ‘No’ Into a Career of ‘Yes’

The New York Times | November 12, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Marshall Allen is 96 years old and still leading one of the most visionary jazz groups of all time

The Washington Post | October 30, 2020

by Shannon J. Effinger

Kassa Overall’s Video For ‘I Think I’m Good’ Is A Deep Exploration Of Contrasts

NPR | October 27, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger