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Saturday, June 11, 1-5 p.m.

JJA Jazz Awards: 2011 date announced, nominations now underway

Mar 11th, 2011 | By

Mark your calendars! The Jazz Journalists Association has announced a date for its 2011 Jazz Awards gala gathering: Saturday, June 11, again at City Winery, 155 Varick Street in Manhattan.

The gala will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., an hour longer than the JJA’s previous awards events, to allow more time for presentations of the honors and musical performances, as well as social interaction.

Join the JJA as it confers recognition of excellence on some of the world’s esteemed figures in jazz performance and documentation, including another “A Team” roster of jazz activists — and, for the first time, an award for Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year, a category that stems from the JJA’s innovative eyeJAZZ video journalism training program.

Take note: Everyone, not just JJA members, can make nominations for the new Online Video of the Year Award. Eligibility criteria are below.

The JJA’s voting-eligible members (professional journalist members, broadcasters, photographers, etc.) have begun casting ballots in the nomination round in 39 categories for this year’s Awards. This round ends April 1, 2011, and a final slate of nominees will be revealed shortly thereafter.

There will be live video streaming and satellite parties in many locales as well. Details and information about how you can buy your ticket coming soon! Further details and updates available at the JJA Jazz Awards website.

Criteria for Online Video of the Year Award:

Any original jazz video production, 12.5 minutes or less, posted on the web between March 15, 2010 and March 15, 2011. Video can feature anyone from anywhere, having to do with jazz of any style in any regard, including but not limited to candid street reportage, well-crafted video performance, imaginative animation/editing, valuable documentation, significant news and studio-produced interviews.Video will be judged on basis of content: The story the video tells, and how well that story is told, is most important. Awards recognize the excellence of the filmmaker rather than that of the music or musicians serving as subject.

Nominate a video that fits these criteria.

Applicants will be screened by eyeJAZZ video training program instructors Bret Primack and Floyd Webb, who will select a field of 10 to present as nominees to be voted on by the full professional members of the Jazz Journalists Association for a Jazz Award.

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