Writing

Bettye LaVette Revisits ‘Strange Fruit’ In Wake Of George Floyd’s Killing

NPR | June 11, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Jorja Smith Re-Centers Marlena Shaw In Cover Of St. Germain’s ‘Rose Rouge’

NPR | June 9, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

On ‘Mama’s Baby,’ Orion Sun Grapples With Her Own Experience Of Police Brutality

NPR | June 5, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Morgan Harper Nichols Seeks Grace And Salvation With ‘One Breath At A Time’

NPR | May 31, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

The Playful, “Anti Feel-Good” Soul-Pop of John Carrol Kirby

Bandcamp Daily | May 5, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

On “I Am A Man,” Jazz Bassist Ben Williams Redefines Protest Music On His Own Terms

Bandcamp Daily | February 25, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Jazz Travelogue: Exploring Identity at Jazzfest Berlin

JAZZIZ | January 20, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Georgia Anne Muldrow / Dudley Perkins: Black Love & War

Pitchfork | August 15, 2019

By Shannon J. Effinger

Mitchell Takes Homage to Winter Jazzfest

Downbeat | January 10, 2018

By Shannon J. Effinger