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2010 Awards past, new programming follows

Jun 30th, 2010 | By

The 2010 JJA Jazz Awards had the greatest outreach this year than ever before, due to our social media campaigns, streaming video (now archived at www.ustream.com but viewable also on JJAJazzAwards.org), photo pool, slideshows and satellite parties. This taught us something about what we as an organization and individual journalists, too, need to do going forward.

One simple thing is … [read more]



ASCAP revives Deems Taylor Awards

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

ASCAP, the music licensing organization, has revived the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism after a one-year suspension of the program. New support from the Music Publishers Association (MPA) underwrites several categories of Awards for non-fiction prose about music published in English in the United States during calendar year 2009. Books, articles in print and online, and liner … [read more]



Stuart Broomer’s Time and Anthony Braxton: A Review by Art Lange

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Time And Anthony Braxton
By Stuart Broomer
The Mercury Press, Toronto, 2009; 176 pages; $19.95 paperback.

Over the past two decades Stuart Broomer has become such a prolific and thought-provoking critic that it might have slipped by many of his readers that he comes to writing about contemporary music from the inside out; that is, he is an experienced pianist … [read more]



The Two Janes

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

Confusion reigns, unfortunately, over which Jane was a finalist in the Soprano Saxophonist of the Year category of the 2010 Jazz Awards. Evan Parker was voted the winner of this Award by a significant margin, but both Jane Ira Bloom and Jane Bunnett appear as finalists on lists of the nominees — though only Bloom’s name was listed on the … [read more]



Awards program book slip: The ad that shoulda been

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By
"50,000 jazz fans can't be wrong" -- perhaps not, but program book editors can be . . .


Bill Smith Gets “A Team” Award at Vancouver Fest Gala

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By

[See Brian Nation’s writeup here.]

The 2010 Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s opening night gala ceremonies (on Thursday, June 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Rooftop Pavilion) will include the presentation by fest artistic director Ken Pickering of the JJA’s “A Team” Award to Bill Smith — for his lifetime of support with jazz and new … [read more]



JJA Jazz Awards: Around-the-Web Feedback

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

I just wanted to personally thank you for creating and organizing this great event. It was a testament to the music and the people in the jazz community. Bravo. — Ralph Miriello, blogger

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City Winery is by far the best venue for this so far, with ample room to move about and press the flesh — which of course is … [read more]



Jazz Awards Postgame: Must We Always Be Conflicted?

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

The JJA Jazz Awards were held on the same day and time as ASCAP’s 2010 Jazz Wall of Fame event. Whose announcement came first is of little significance. What matters is that jazz is too small a market for this to continue to happen. The Jazz Awards is a great hang; we get to greet people we haven’t seen in … [read more]



Photos from Scottsdale, Arizona Jazz Awards Party!

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Scottsdale is home to the JJA’s youngest member, Mikayla Gilbreath, who gathered on June 14th with some of the local scene’s leading lights for a Jazz Awards satellite party. Big thanks to our Arizona community!

Left to right: Vocalist Delphine Cortez, Mikayla Gilbreath, bassist (and board member of Jazz in Arizona) Steve Douglas.

Left to right: Jill Gilbreath, Mikayla Gilbreath, [read more]



Farber’s Fotos, Jazz Awards Presenters and Recipients

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Photograher Enid Farber, recovering from dislocated shoulders, shot her imagery at the Jazz Awards with help from an assistant — but as clear eyed as ever. Here are some of her pin-point portraits of journalists and musicians at the 14th annual Jazz Awards gala.

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