Jon Pareles

Last updated on 25 June 2017

Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953)[1] is an American journalist who is the chief popular-music critic in the arts section of The New York Times.[2]

Life and career

Pareles was born in Connecticut on October 25, 1953.[1] He played jazz flute and piano, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in music. He began working as a music critic in 1977.[3]

In the 1970s, he was an associate editor of Crawdaddy!, where he published his first works (outside school publications);[4] and in the 1980s, an associate editor at Rolling Stone and the music editor at The Village Voice. He started contributing to The Times in 1982.[3] He reviews popular music in the arts section of The Times.[4]

Selected publications

  • George-Warren, Holly; Romanowski, Patricia; Pareles, Jon (2001). The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. New York City; Toronto: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-743-20120-9.

References

  1. ^ a b "Pareles, Jon". Current Biography. H. W. Wilson Company. 69 (11): 75. November 2008. ISSN 0011-3344. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Ask a report: Jon Pareles, Music Critic. The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b Hay, Carla (March 20, 2004). "Meet the Critics". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 116 (12): 1, 88. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Ward, Steven (July 2001). "The Grey Lady’s Pop Music Man: Jon Pareles in Conversation". rockcritics.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.

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