Matt Stieb is a writer based in Brooklyn, where he also works at a trashy bar. His work has appeared in MUNCHIES, New York and in alt-weeklies across the U.S.
How Booze Became the Life and Death of Jazz
With music legends like Charlie Parker, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday all succumbing to alcohol- and drug-related illness, it’s no secret that jazz has long had a tragic connection to…
- story: Matt Stieb
- photo: Tom Marcello