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Michelle Mercer


Member profile details

Membership level
Jazz Journalist (professional- voting member)
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Last name
Colorado Springs
I am a jazz
  • writer
  • radio/tv program host/producer
My interests in jazz are:
More about what I do:
Besides contributing regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered, Michelle Mercer has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and numerous national magazines, and has reported from 15 countries. She’s the author of Footprints: The Life And Work of Wayne Shorter (Penguin) and Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell's Blue Period (Simon & Schuster), and also ghostwrote a book that she'll name only after she knows you better. Michelle teaches nonfiction writing at the college level, and has facilitated writing workshops for children and adults around the world. She holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars.
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