Composer/Guitarist Skip Heller Launches "Hardly Strictly Jazz" Column at All About Jazz


Sign in to view read count
Genre-bending musician and longtime friend of All About Jazz, Skip Heller has launched “Hardly Strictly Jazz," a monthly column that focuses on great music that doesn't fit comfortably in a categorical box. If you're someone who prefers music to categorical boxes, this column is dedicated to you.

We're kicking the column off with a look into a document that embodies the great American pioneering spirit: Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1. We hope this sets the tone for a look into some very rewarding music that doesn't get its fair consideration.

About Skip Heller

Skip Heller was born in Philadelphia and came up in that city's rich music scene before moving to Los Angeles in the 1990's. As a guitarist, he has played with Wanda Jackson, NRBQ, Bob Dorough, Phil Alvin, Dave Alvin, Yma Sumac, Lalo Guerrero, and more. He has composed music for film and TV including the Bernie Mac Show, the Flintsones, and Dexter's Laboratory, and as a journalist he has written for everything from the Los Angeles Jewish Journal to Cool and Strange Music. He lives in a tiny apartment in Hollywood.

This story appears courtesy of All About Jazz.
Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.

Visit Website

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment


View events near Los Angeles
Jazz Near Los Angeles
Events Guide | Venue Guide | Get App | More...

Shop Amazon

Jazz News


All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.