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Archive for February 2012

Crowd-funding jazz projects has ups and downs

Feb 29th, 2012 | By
Websites like Kickstarter.com – and ArtistShare, a comparable plan that preceded it -- have provided creative types with a community-backed alternative to “traditional” project fundraising options.


David Baker, A Legacy in Music: A Review

Feb 26th, 2012 | By

David Baker, A Legacy in Music

By Monika Herzig, with contributions by Nathan Davis, JB Dyas, John Edward Hasse, Willard Jenkins, Lissa May, Brent Wallarab, and David Ward-Steinman. Foreword by Quincy Jones


Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 2011; 448 pps; $29.95 hardcover

While the word does not appear in any of its more than 400 pages, this attractive volume … [read more]



Jazz World News — and how it works

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Please note: JJANews has installed a new aggregated column:  Jazz World News. This feature is being moderated  JJANews editors, who will post headlines with links of articles presumed to be interest and value from any sources we find.

Unfortunately, those headlines/links will not appear on the front page of JJANews — you must click on Jazz World News to see … [read more]



JJA names online administrator

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

Jo Ann Kawell, a fervent contributor to many JJA projects over the past five years, has formally accepted the job of Online Administrator. A writer, editor, radio producer, online media consultant with her own firm, Ozmotic Media, Jo Ann has been responsible for creating the JJA’s membership website, Jazz Awards sites, Facebook pages, and was both admin and instructor of … [read more]



Jazz World News: Jan – June 2012

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By
Selected news from other sources about jazz journalism, jazz in our communities and the business of jazz.


Average income, jazz musicians: $23,000?

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

According to partial, “first look” results of the Future of Music Coaltion’s Money from Music Survey, independent jazz musicians on average made approximately $23,000 in 2011. Jazz musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians had a mean income of $37,ooo. The survey included self-reported data from 800 musicians, almost entirely living in the United States.

Finances reported … [read more]



Katie Malloch retires! Listeners distraught!

Feb 10th, 2012 | By

Katie Malloch, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s devoted voice of jazz, is retiring after four decades of support for a scene that’s grown from a small, scattered underground to a nationwide festival circuit, the envy of the music world.

Host since 2007 of the CBC Radio 2 weekday jazz-soul-Latin-world music show “Tonic,” before that the long-running “Jazz Beat,” before that “That … [read more]



JJA Members Updates: February 2012

Feb 7th, 2012 | 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 will present a paper on late ’20s big bands during the 2012 EMP Pop Conference (March 22-25 in New York). He’ll focus on Chicago and Harlem bandleaders featured on the CD Hot House Stomp[read more]