Welcome to the Official Gary Giddins Website

Gary, a critic and biographer and the author of several books on jazz, welcomes you to his site. Here you’ll learn more about the man who’s won an unparalleled six ASCAP–Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

You’ll be able to read some of his published essays on music, film, and American popular culture, as well as hear and see interviews he’s given about topics as diverse as Ingmar Bergman, Bing Crosby and Spike Jones.

Photo by Savithri Nair



Gary’s upcoming public appearances, new publications, and news on “works in progress” can also be found here. Welcome!

Coming October 30, 2018 – Preorder Now
Gary Giddins has completed the second volume of his three-volume Bing Crosby biography: “Bing Crosby, Swinging On a Star, the War Years, 1940-1946,” to be published by Little, Brown in November 2018.

Read some reviews here!