Eugene Kalbacher: 1952-1999
- Eugene Kalbacher
- Writer, publisher
- Born: 1952
- Died: June 13, 1999 in Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Copyright © 1999
Eugene Kalbacher was best known as the co-founder, publisher and principal writer
of Hot House, a free monthly jazz magazine which circulated in New York. The magazine
ran articles on musicians playing in the city, and a complete listing of jazz events.
Gene's widow, Lynn Kalbacher, has taken over the running of the magazine.
He launched Hot House with fellow jazz writer Jeff Levenson in 1981, taking a famous
bebop tune as its title. The magazine, which is widely distributed in clubs and record
stores, has published regularly throughout the 80s and 90s, providing an invaluable
source of jazz information and comment on the New York scene. He also wrote liner
notes, and contributed to several other magazines, including Down Beat, Pulse and
College Music Journal.
His premature death was the result of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; his mother, Gladys Kalbacher; and two brothers, Bruce
and Paul, both of Ghent, N.Y.
With 2 reader comments, latest June 23, 1999