Successor to Swing Journal, published by Yamaha Corporation
Introducing Japan Jazz magazine
A new monthly magazine, Japan Jazz, website http://www.ymm.co.jp/p/jazz_japan.php, has risen from the ashes of Swing Journal, which suspended operations last May. Volume 1 Number 1 of Japan Jazz, published under the auspices of the Yamaha Corporation with a cover photo of electric guitarists Pat Metheny and Kazumi Watanabi, Oonishi Naoko’s “philosophical approach to jazz” and an essay on Wynton Kelly, among other features, debuted August 28.
Takafumi Mimori, the eighth and final editor-in-chief of Swing Journal, is editor-in-chief of Japan Jazz, which includes writing by such established jazz journalists as Kenny Inaoka, editor-in-chief/founder of webmagazine JazzTokyo.com and a prodigious jazz record producer. The 228-page first issue has a news-stand price of 1000 yen ($11.65).
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