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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.

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

Check out “A Note From Gary” as Gary posts an occasional blog entry – he’s shared his thoughts today, January 20, 2020, on the passing of jazz great Jimmy Heath.

Available 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.” 

Read some reviews here!