Bob Blumenthal

Bob Blumenthal was a contributing editor of The Boston Phoenix and a contributor to The Boston Globe. He served as Creative Consultant for Marsalis Music, the record label founded by saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Blumenthal has provided radio and television commentary for American and Canadian media and served as a panelist for several public and private arts organizations, as well as at music festivals in Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. He was one of six commissioners for the Recording Industry Association of America who selected the White House Record Library; has written hundreds of album notes and won two Grammy awards for best album notes. He was critic-in-residence at Burlington, Vermont’s Discover Jazz Festival for 16 years, served in a similar role at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and designed a video jazz history for the Montreal Jazz Festival.

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