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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen is the author of Playing Changes: Jazz For the New Century. A former jazz critic for The New York Times and former columnist for JazzTimes, he is the editorial director at WRTI, and a regular contributor to NPR Music. A thirteen-time winner of the Helen Dance–Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Writing, he is also the coauthor of George Wein’s Myself Among Others: A Life in Music. In addition to signing some books and checking things out at the festival, he’ll be moderating the panel discussion at the Tribute to the Women in Jazz Sunday at Word of South on the Florida Jazz & Blues/Marriott AC Ballroom stage.