Articles by Shannon J. Effinger (Shannon Ali)

Shannon J. Effinger (Shannon Ali) has been a freelance arts journalist for over a decade. Her writing on all things jazz and music regularly appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Bandcamp, Pitchfork, Jazziz and NPR Music.

Last summer, she made her cinematic debut as a featured critic in the documentary UNIVERSE, the rediscovered orchestral suite by Wayne Shorter, written more than 50 years ago for Miles Davis and left unrecorded and largely untouched until it was revisited by Davis’ protégé, the late trumpeter Wallace Roney.

A native New Yorker, she currently resides and writes in Harlem.