Bostonjazzblog.com reviews many different niches of the Boston jazz scene: headliners on tour, local emerging talent, student events at music schools, and yeomen of the Boston jazz scene.
Editor Roanna Forman has been writing on arts and culture in the Boston area since 2005. Ms. Forman covered the Boston jazz scene for jazz.com in 2008-9, under Managing Editor Ted Gioia, who is an internationally recognized jazz critic, historian, and author. Her coverage ran the gamut of jazz styles and history, from Jimmy Heath to Julian Lage. She also reviewed, among others, Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Pat Martino, Hiromi, James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Jane Monheit, and Brad Mehldau. Reviews of locally based musicians included Jerry Bergonzi, Dominique Eade, and Laszlo Gardony. She was jazz.com’s correspondent for the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Ms. Forman also did an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan for jazz.com.
Roanna Forman began covering arts and culture in Malden, Massachusetts in 2005 as founder and editor of www.maldenmuse.com. This combination of arts listings, visual arts reviews, short stories, and poetry was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 2006.
Ms. Forman has also been a contributing writer for artscope magazine (www.artscopemagazine.com) since 2005. A print publication, artscope covers visual arts and culture in the New England area.