Michael Verity

  • Writer, photographer, musician, and producer who has been actively involved in the jazz scene since the 1970s
  • Regular contributor to Jazz History Online
  • Contributes articles on a number of different musical genres to Relix, Amerian Songwriter, and Blurt print magazines, as well as online publications like The Bluegrass Situation and Country Standard Time


Micahel Verity is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about jazz for nearly three years. Prior to becoming a writer, Verity was a disc jockey in upstate New York, where he hosted jazz programs on a number of radio stations. He also developed a new jazz radio program for distribution via Public Radio Exchange.

A regular contributor to Jazz History Online, he has also written about other genres of music for magazines like Relix, American Songwriter, and Blurt, as well as online publications like The Bluegrass Situation and Country Standard Time. His photographs have appeared in Blues Revue and on Jambands.com, and his radio productions have been carried on CBS Radio and New Folk Radio.


  • B.A. in music theory, with a minor in 20th-century music history, from Syracuse University

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