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Archive for June 2012

Season of magazine polls: Down Beat seconds JJA’s winners

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

In the wake of the JJA Jazz Awards, both DownBeat and Jazz Inside magazine announced winners of their own polls of contributors, pointing to excellence in music-making.

Vijay Iyer, center, accepts JJA 2012 Jazz Award for Pianist of the Year; photo by Fran Kaufman

The DownBeat Critics Poll winners, announced online and to be published in the magazine’s August issue, … [read more]

JJA Jazz Awards decentralized, with parties, heroes everywhere

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
[I]f the most celebrated commercial entities of jazz are shaken by developments of the digital revolution, the music is so deeply and widely rooted as to be indestructible.

JJA online training sessions start July 18

Jun 20th, 2012 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association will present”Introducing Jazz Journalism Now,” the first of a monthly series of webinars, on Wednesday July 18 starting at 8pm Eastern Time. The series of interactive online sessions will focus on practical, professional issues for writers, photographers, broadcasters, new media professionals, as well as readers, listeners, presenters, publicists and musicians interested in platforms for information … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: June 2012

Jun 10th, 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 wrote the July 2012 cover story for JazzTimes on guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli. He’s currently working on a JazzTimes feature about the commercial decline of “smooth jazz.” In early August he is expecting the … [read more]