Writing

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

Sunny War Has A Message For The ‘Orange Man’

NPR | October 14, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Jyoti Mama, You Can Bet!

Pitchfork | September 9, 2020

by Shannon J. Effinger

Listen to “Hit Different” [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] by SZA

Pitchfork | September 8, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger