Editorial board

Giovanni Russonello editor-in-chief

Giovanni is a regular contributor to JazzTimes and the Washington Post, and the host of “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. He has written articles for The New York Times, The Atlantic online,, NPR Music, Politico and others. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. He’s a recreational pianist with enough self-awareness to know he really shouldn’t play much outside home. You can reach Giovanni at

Luke Stewart avant music editor

A multi-instrumentalist who plays saxophones, acoustic and electric bass, guitar, drums and electronics, Luke has performed in an array of genres and with a wide range of musicians. He is a member of the indie-rock band Laughing Man, one of a number of D.C.-area musical projects he’s working on. He is the production manager at WPFW 89.3 FM, as well as the host of a bi-weekly, eclectic jazz show that showcases music from various sources in Luke’s musical explorations. He graduated from American University in 2008 with bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and audio production. You can reach Luke at

Past and present contributors

Bobby Hill, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Brad Linde, Marc Minsker, John Cook, Ken Avis, Jati Lindsay, Ed Stansbury, David Reed, Tom Porter, Jeremy Mohler, Sriram Gopal, Allen Jones

Board of directors

Sara Donnelly
Tony Haywood
John Hedden
Gloria Nauden
Giovanni Russonello