Ted Panken is an American jazz journalist who has written for Down Beat, Jazziz, and Jazz Times.
From 1985 to 2008, he broadcast jazz and creative music on radio station WKCR. He has written more than 500 liner notes and has contributed to the New York Daily News and jazz.com. Panken is a member of the nominating committee for the Jazz Journalists Association’s Critics’ Choice Awards.
In 2006 he was given the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism by the Jazz Journalists Association.
We will have a chance to meet Ted during our online festival, as he will interview our headliners of this year Arturo Sandoval and Dee Dee Bridgewater an also conduct an exclusive talk about jazz journalism and building career in music industry.