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Archive for October 2010

JJA awarded Jazz.NEXT grant for guerrilla video project

Oct 30th, 2010 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has been awarded a Jazz.NEXT grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, for support of hands-on training and implementation of  basic video skills including equipping successful program applicants with a pocket video camera and exploring new means of video distribution.

“The idea is that jazz journalists … [read more]



Best of 2010, Part 2: The Panel Weighs In!

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

New York, October 15 — The second New York “Jazz Matters” meeting of fall 2010, a listening session with four critics blindfold-testing each other on “Best Jazz of the Year — so far,” was again a success, following up round one of the discussion which took place on September 15. The JJA is still encouraging JJA members in other cities

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Chicago’s JazzGram: An Inside View

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

In 2006, the late Sue Markle moved out of Chicago and decided to resign as editor of the JazzGram, the newsletter of the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC), whose mission is to promote jazz in all of its forms. After two years spent as a JIC board member and a few more as a JazzGram contributor, I was offered … [read more]



Member Updates: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Ana Lucia Bizinover took advantage of Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi’s visit to Rio (he has lived in the U.S. for over 35 years) and interviewed him regarding his new album Simpatico. It will be broadcast (follow this link) on October 17, at 6 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.

Forrest Dylan Bryant was as surprised as anybody to find himself returning … [read more]



New Members: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez is a biologist, writer, editor at Jazzreview.com and AllAboutJazz.com, independent filmmaker, music/art promoter, producer and chair of La Belle Usine, and the founder and Executive Director of Ruby Flower Records.

Wilbert Sostre, a freelance writer and musician based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a regular contributor to JazzTimes, Jazzreview.com and his own blogs, … [read more]