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Kirk Silsbee is a veteran Los Angeles arts journalist who specializes in jazz. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles magazine, Downbeat, the Downtown News, Jewish Journal, MOJO, and elsewhere. He is archived on the Rock's Back Pages website and contributes to the artsmeme site. A prolific liner note essayist, Silsbee also made film appearances in "The Legend of Teddy Edwards," "Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story" and "Jazz on the West Coast: The Lighthouse." He conducted videotaped oral histories for the Grammy Foundation of McCoy Tyner, Artie Shaw, and James Moody among others. He has moderated dozens of panels for the L.A. Jazz Institute's biannual big band festivals since 1994.