A recurring feature online at the New York Times website – for my money (well, it's free, actually), the best website anywhere – is a Q&A session called "Talk To The Newsroom" with various people from the editorial staff.
This week, the featured subject is jazz and pop music critic Ben Ratliff, and so far he has fielded some questions about writing live reviews, the viability of artists without major label support/distribution, and his picks for best albums of the past couple of years. There's still time to send him your own question if you have one.
You can link to the feature from the main page. It may require you to register, but as noted, it's free and provides access to the entire paper and a substantial portion of the archives.