|Born||October 25, 1953|
Connecticut, United States
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953)is an American journalist who is the chief popular-music critic in the arts section of The New York Times .
Pareles was born in Connecticut.He played jazz flute and piano, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in music. He began working as a music critic in 1977.
In the 1970s, he was an associate editor of Crawdaddy! , where he published his first works (outside school publications);and in the 1980s, an associate editor at Rolling Stone and the music editor at The Village Voice . He started contributing to The Times in 1982. He reviews popular music in the arts section of The Times.
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