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Archive for July 2011

Learn the language

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

WHY IS EVERYTHING BETTER IN ITALIAN?

by Carol Sudhalter

In the early afternoon of Jan.20, 2011, my last  full day of a five-week tour of Italy that had begun on Christmas 2010, I was  sitting in the Milan Stazione Centrale, waiting for my 1:30 pm train to Rome. The ticket, a ‘promozione‘ offer that I had purchased … [read more]



Performing Arts Alliance urges support for NEA funding

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

None other than Sonny Rollins presides over the Performing Arts Alliance website, currently on the front-line of advocating against budget cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sonny's got plenty to blow about, as does everyone concerned with Federal funding of the arts

Rollins — the 80-year-vital NEA Jazz Master, the JJA’s “Musician of the Year,” Down Beat poll … [read more]



Jazz Life, the app

Jul 6th, 2011 | By

The decade-old website eJazzNews.com has created an app — Jazz Life — with streaming music, videos, photography, concert and festival reviews, books for purchase, blogs, articles and aggregated news from sites around the web, free and available for iPhones and Android smart phones. A project of Jesse King and Rita Di Michele in conjunction with Toronto-based JJA member Bill King (of … [read more]



JJA endorses Darmstadt “jazz:kritik” workshop

Jul 6th, 2011 | By

The Jazzinstitute of the City of Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany, is holding a weeklong interactive forum on jazz criticism at www.jazzkritik.de, and the JJA has signed on as approving the course.

“We realize that the reporting about jazz events in the German daily press as well as in the online media is not always what we envision it could be — … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: July 2011

Jul 5th, 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!


David R. Adler wrote feature articles on Donny McCaslin and Craig Taborn for JazzTimes, as well as liner notes for Mike Moreno’s First In Mind (Criss Cross). He also reviewed Angelica Sanchez’s A Little House (Clean … [read more]



Jazz journalists don’t sell their influence to musicians

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By

A jazz journalist does not offer a positive review of an artist for the artist or their producers’ money. A jazz journalist should not sell information which is readily available to the general public under the guise of providing an introduction. A journalist’s client is their publication, and the publication’s interest is in its advertisers and general audience, not serving … [read more]