Ted Panken

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Ted Panken is an American jazz journalist who has written for Down Beat, Jazziz, and Jazz Times.

From 1985 to 2008, he broadcast jazz and creative music on radio station WKCR. He has written more than 500 liner notes and has contributed to the New York Daily News and jazz.com. Panken is a member of the nominating committee for the Jazz Journalists Association's Critics' Choice Awards.[1]

In 2006 he was given the Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism award by the Jazz Journalists Association.[2]


  1. ^ "1997 Critics' Choice Jazz Awards" Jazz Journalists Association. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Threadgill, Kamasi Washington Among JJA Honorees". DownBeat Magazine. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2018.