Jaan Uhelszki is an American music journalist and co-founder of the music magazine CREEM. Like Gloria Stavers and Lillian Roxon whom I have featured in this series she is one of the first women to work in rock journalism.
In 1976 she left CREEM and moved to Los Angeles to work for Record World magazine. She would go on to become founding news editor of online magazine Addicted to Noise before heading up Microsoft Music Central’s news department.
She holds the unique distinction in being “the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss”?
Uhelszki has been a contributing editor for Rolling Stone Online. She presently works as Relix’s editor-at-large. Jaan is also a regular contributor to my favorite UK music magazines Uncut and Classic Rock. She has also contributed articles to The Morton Report.
Uhelszki writes liner notes for Sony Legacy Recordings, Rhino Records, and Time-Life. She has written essays for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Pretenders, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Patti Smith, and The Stooges. Jaan Uhelszki regularly appears as a music authority on VH1’s “Behind the Music” series, as well as on radio shows and at industry panels and workshops, where she works as a media trainer.
From Linked In…
2000 – Present (13 years)Berkeley, CA
Specializing in training musicians, actors, and executives how to master the interview and avoid the pitfalls. Part therapy, part self-empowerment, part charm school all designed to enhance your verbal and non-verbal communication skills and make you a more compelling you. One-on-one sessions all individually tailored for your particular needs. You would be shocked to know who I’ve trained.