Jazz Improv (magazine)

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Jazz Improv,
Jazz Improv NY,
Jazz Inside
EditorEric Nemeyer
Jennifer Nemeyer
Gary Heimbauer
FormatHardcopy, PDF, online
PublisherEric Nemeyer
     Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
E.S. Proteus, Inc.
     Grafton, Vermont
Eric Nemeyer Corporation
      Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
FounderEric Nemeyer
First issueWinter 1998
     (issued December 1997)
Final issue
June-July 2009 (12 years)
Vol. 9, No. 4

Jazz Improv (1997-2009) was an influential quarterly magazine established in 1997 by Eric Nemeyer. The articles featured jazz artists, music analysis, jazz history, and other commentary. The final issue ran June-July 2009 (vol. 9, no. 4).[1]


The first issue was dated Winter 1998. Each issue of Jazz Improv contained from 160 to 304 pages, and often included 1 or 2 companion CDs that featured full-track performances of jazz artists. Nemeyer, doing business from inception as E.S. Proteus, Inc., then beginning around 2002, as Eric Nemeyer Corporation, both Pennsylvania entities, is, as of February 2019, the sole shareholder of both companies – both companies are, as of 2019, active. For a short time, around 2001, E.S. Proteus, Inc., was a Vermont entity; but that entity is currently inactive.

The June-July 2009 issue (vol. 9, no. 4) was the final issue of Jazz Improv. Also, in 2009, Nemeyer published the final issue of Jazz Improv NY.

Sister publications and spinoffs[edit]

In 2005, Nemeyer, launched a monthly publication, Jazz Improv NY in hardcopy and digital formats. The monthly publication featured interviews, reviews, articles, and comprehensive listings of jazz events. In October 2007, Nemeyer, produced Jazz Improv LIVE, a four-day convention at the New Yorker Hotel, which featured some 80 panels and workshops and 100 performances by jazz artists.

In the Winter 2010 issue (vol. 8, no. 4), Nemeyer launched Jazz Inside (in hardcopy and digital), a free quarterly magazine distributed mostly at music oriented venues – jazz clubs, performance venues, retail outlets, tourist centers, school music programs – in the New York City area.[2]


Jazz Improv[edit]

  • Eric Henry Nemeyer
  • Jennifer Nemeyer
  • John Barrett, Jr.

Jazz Inside[edit]

  • Gary Heimbauer


  1. ^ "Eric Nemeyer," All About Jazz, updated July 31, 2007
  2. ^ "New Periodicals," by Liza Vick, Notes, Vol. 67, No. 1, September 2010, pps. 158–163 (accessible via JSTOR at www.jstor.org/stable/40858227)

External links[edit]

  • Jazz Improv: OCLC 31763310; ISSN 1080-3572
  • Jazz Improv NY: OCLC 182581667, 60362490; ISSN 1556-0600 (hardcopy)
  • Jazz Improv NY: OCLC 190811472 (digital)
  • Jazz Inside: OCLC 705484080; ISSN 2150-3397 (hardcopy)
  • Jazz Inside: OCLC 904506617; ISSN 2150-3400 (digital)