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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 Feed) and Ben Allison’s Action-Refraction (Palmetto) for Stereophile magazine.

Jane Ira Bloom performs at the River to River Festival’s “Express Your Inner Feiffer Dancer” at the Winter Garden World Financial Center, 220 Vesey St in NYC on Sun, July 10, 2 – 3pm. A live dance-in inspired by The Dancer Films featuring cartoonist Jules Feiffer creating new cartoons joined by dancer Andrea Weber and Bloom & ensemble w/ Marty Ehrlich (bass clarinet & flute), Dean Johnson (bass), James Shipp (vibes), Aaron Shafer-Haiss (percussion). Bloom also appears with Chinese pipa artist Min Xiao-Fen and Korean komungo player Jin Hi Kim at the Stone, located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd St in NYC on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm.

Suzanne Cloud will be coordinating a story circle, “Back in the Day: Philly Jazz Stories,” of octogenarian Philadelphia jazz musicians and fans at WRTI-Temple radio studios on July 13th from 2-4 pm through grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She will also host a tribute to the late Philadelphia drummer Philly Joe Jones on his birthday – July 15th – at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, and will be interviewing bassist Mike Boone, formerly with the Buddy Rich Band and a long-time Philly jazz mainstay, for her next Philly Jazz Journal column in July.

Alex Dutilh did his “Open Jazz” radio broadcast on France Musique live from Montreal from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1. Each day presented live music and interviews as the highlights of the night before: Diana Krall, Brad Mehldau, Marc Ribot, Fly, Dave Holland, Stéphane Belmondo, Gretchen Parlato, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Anouar Brahem, Terez Montcalm and others can be heard online till the end of July. His “Special Nights” (a 6-hour program including a long interview) about John Zorn and Wynton Marsalis are also still available.

David Hajdu‘s biography of Billy Strayhorn, “Lush Life,” was named one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time in June by the editors of the New York Times Magazine.

James Hale is giving a lecture at the Siena Jazz Workshop. While there, he’ll also be writing a feature on the workshp and doing a profile of Italian pianist Franco D’Andrea, both for DownBeat.

Patrick Hinely‘s portrait of Roswell Rudd graces the front cover of Rudd’s new CD on Sunnyside, The Incredible Honk. His photographs of Terry Vosbein and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra are on the front and inside of their new album Fleet Street on Max Frank Music.

Daniel Smith‘s latest album on the Summit label, Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz!, hit the Jazz World Music charts immediately upon its release, and is still high up on the charts for 17 weeks to date. Featured along with Smith’s quartet of Daniel Kelly (piano), Michael O’Brien (bass), and Vincent Ector (drums) are special guest artists Roswell Rudd on trombone, Sandro Albert on guitar, and Neil Clarke on Latin percussion. The album contains 12 tracks with selections ranging from Lee Morgan to Herbie Hancock and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Plans are underway to feature the music from this album at live performances in the USA and Europe.

Michael J. West covered the DC Jazz Festival for Washington City Paper, and will cover the Copenhagen Jazz Festival for JazzTimes. He has also written a feature on jazz musicians and hearing loss for the JazzTimes Education Guide.

Use our  JJA Member Directories to find  JJA members qualified to contribute to your  publication or production or to assist you with your jazz-related project.  The directories can be searched by name,  area of expertise and geographic location.

If you are a JJA Member and want your update to be included in next month’s roundup, send it to membernews@jazzjournalists.org by August 1, 2011.

If you aren’t a JJA Member yet, consider joining us. Membership is open to both Professional Journalists(writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, web producers and others who cover jazz) and  Industry Associates (musicians, educators, presenters, promoters and others who work in the industry and support our work.)

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2 Comments to “JJA Member Updates: July 2011”

  1. Apparently my submission, a feature piece about New Orleans trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, reached you too late.
    Maybe you can include it next time.

  2. And what does that mean?

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