josef woodard/journalist-critic clips           

miscellaneous clips, from magazines and newspapers, 1985 to present… (work-in-progress)

ssorted pop clips

Santa Barbara Independent: 

Josef Woodard wordwork here

Film reviews, since 1986

–weekly “Fringe Beat” column, since 1990

–Assorted festival coverage


Down Beat:










Los Angeles Times:


Assorted classical reviews/stories (1990 to present):


Gabriel Kahane, The Ambassador, staged version at UCLA Freud Playhouse, 3-1-15 link



Green Umbrella concert, Matthis Pintscher cond., 2014



Roscoe Mitchell,

Joseph Jarman story             Zappa Plays Zappa          Joe Zawinul story, 2003                        

                                                                                                                                                Symphony magazine:

                                                                                                                                                                    story on Nathaniel Ayers, subject of The Soloist



Los Angeles Master Chorale, 6-3-07





Story on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 4-14-15: link



Jazz Times




                                                                  Wadada Leo Smith feature, Dec. 2008


Review of the Liberation Music Orchestra at the Blue Note, 11-4-08 (Obama Night)


Rolling Stone:



        Sam Phillips


 Ry Cooder, V.M. Bhatt, Meeting by the River (Waterlily Acoustics)

 Rickie Lee Jones, Pop Pop

Suzanne Vega, 99.5 F

 David Byrne, Uh-Oh

 Eric Clapton, 24 Nights

Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes (Atlantic)

Henry Threadgill, Carry the Day (Columbia)

Bill Frisell, This Land (Nonesuch)                              


Entertainment Weekly:

(hundreds of jazz and pop reviews, for more than a decade)







    Keith Jarrett story, Dec. 2007     Dave Holland story





Jazz Hot:




Opera Now:




Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold Die Walk├╝re, and Siegfried, Los Angeles Opera, 2009-10

Los Angeles Opera, 2007The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Tannhauser

New Orleans Opera: Il Trittico

Long Beach Opera: Orpheus & Euridice


Santa Barbara News-Press         




Various News-Press “Scene” cover stories”







  Radiohead review, Santa Barbara Bowl, 8-28-08





The Strad:



        Gilles Apap                                                       




         robin holcomb, 1991






Assorted festival coverage:



2008 Village Voice Jazz Critics poll


last updated: may 22-21