Jon Pareles


Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953)[1] is an American journalist who is the chief popular music critic in the arts section of The New York Times.[2]

Early life and education


Pareles was born in Connecticut.[1] He played jazz flute and piano, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in music. He began working as a music critic in 1977.[3]

Career


In the 1970s, he was an associate editor of Crawdaddy!, where he published his first works (outside school publications);[4] and in the 1980s, an associate editor at Rolling Stone and the music editor at The Village Voice. He started contributing to The Times in 1982.[3] He reviews popular music in the arts section of The Times.[4]

Works and publications


  • Pareles, Jon; Romanowski, Patricia, eds. (1983). The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. London: Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 978-0-718-12400-7. OCLC 807522140.

References


  1. "Pareles, Jon". Current Biography. H. W. Wilson Company. 69 (11): 75. November 2008. ISSN 0011-3344. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. Ask a report: Jon Pareles, Music Critic. The New York Times.
  3. Hay, Carla (March 20, 2004). "Meet the Critics". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 116 (12): 1, 88. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. Ward, Steven (July 2001). "The Grey Lady's Pop Music Man: Jon Pareles in Conversation". rockcritics.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.