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Archive for March 2012

JJA Blogathon & Jazz Media Extravaganza

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
Starting on Jazz Day, April 13, the JJA will bring bloggers and other jazz mediamakers together to raise the profile of jazz in local communities and to kick off the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards public process.

JJA Jazz Awards 2012: nominations in, FB page up, parties scheduled

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

The JJA has launched its 16th annual Jazz Awards initiative and set Wednesday, June 20 as the date for a New York City Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club.   “Satellite” parties celebrating the Awards will be held around the same time in a number of other cities. Meanwhile, awards nominations are being tabulated and  2012 nominees will … [read more]

Help the JJA get a Knight Foundation Challenge Grant

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

The JJA has applied for a Knight News Challenge Grant to expand and strengthen the network that ties together jazz creators, presenters and media makers in local communities throughout the U.S. and perhaps abroad. A continuation of the direction the JJA has taken with many of its projects in the past decade, the “Jazz Lives Network” is intended to work … [read more]

All The Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett – A Review

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett 
By David Evanier

John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011; 346 pps; $26.95 hardcover

After reading Tony Bennett’s 1998 autobiography, I was left considerably unsatisfied due to its lack of realistic depth. Despite Bennett’s continuous attempts to convince the reader every record he made was good music and that … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: March 2012

Mar 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!

Shaun Brady wrote the cover stories on Vijay Iyer for the January/February issue of JazzTimes and on Robert Glasper for the March issue of Downbeat. He recently profiled Esperanza Spalding and Theo Bleckmann for Jazziz and … [read more]