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Archive for June 2011

Backstage with George Wein at Saratoga

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Veteran jazz producer and festival founder George Wein was honored at the 34th Annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York recently.He received a bronze star in SPAC’s Walk of Fame. eyeJAZZ.tv producer Susan Brink caught him backstage, where he talked about receiving awards, what he’s doing now as well as his hopes for the … [read more]

JJA Jazz Awards 2011 as eyeJAZZ short form video

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Highlights of the JJA Jazz Awards are captured as a short form eyeJAZZ video by Lindalee Lawrence, an eyeJAZZ trainee. She shows JJA vp Yvonne Ervin and volunteers at the entrance to City Winery, the Hammer Klavier Trio in soundcheck, sponsor Jan Matthies commenting on the trio’s video nomination, Gregory Porter singing and explaining his work, Joe Lovano accepting his … [read more]

JazzWeek Radio Summit Moves to Detroit for 2012

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

The JazzWeek Summit, which has spent eight of its nine years in Rochester, New York, will move to Detroit in the summer of 2012. Having occurred annually during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival since 2002 (with one exception: in 2005 the Summit relocated to Syracuse), the jazz radio-centric conference will next take place in advance of the 33rd Detroit … [read more]

eyeJAZZ video: George Wein’s star embedded at Saratoga

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

eyeJAZZ video by R.J. DeLuke

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John Szwed’s Alan Lomax: A Review

Jun 13th, 2011 | By

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
By John Szwed
Viking, New York, 2010; 448 pp.; $29.95 hardcover

Review by John McDonough

Maybe it wasn’t the serpent that corrupted the Garden of Eden. Maybe it was the Hawthorne effect. That’s the notion that the intuitive purity of an isolated culture can be disturbed and altered simply by a self-awareness … [read more]

JJA Jazz Awards, 15th annual, a smash

Jun 12th, 2011 | By
2011 JJA Jazz Awards

The 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards celebrations were held yesterday (Sat., June 11), major winners including Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, Blue Note Records, Mosaic Records and Ambrose Akinmusire announced at a gala at City Winery, NYC with satellite parties in Arcata and Berkeley CA,  Boston , Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Tallahassee,  and Washington DC. Some 250 jazz journalists, musicians, record … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: June 2011

Jun 6th, 2011 | By

Here are the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association. We never sleep!

Bridget Arnwine has taken on a new role with examiner.com. In addition to her responsibilities as the DC Jazz Music Examiner she will also serve as the National Jazz Artist Examiner. She is scheduled to interview several … [read more]