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Cyril Moshkow in America

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Cyril Moshkow, publisher and editor of Jazz.Ru, author of a Russian-only book on the American jazz business and a longtime correspondent/friend of the JJA, came to the U.S. in October to introduce
pianist Ivan Farmakovsky’s American quartet in performance at Princeton University and elsewhere.Here’s a brief report from Cyril.  His detailed reports are on his blog and other platforms linked to below:


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Hands-on Blogging Workshops: free for JJA members, low-cost to others

Oct 21st, 2012 | By

Believing that web logs — “blogs” — and knowing how to use blog software have become requisites for anyone now using media professionally, the JJA introduces a series of four “how-to” workshops conducted by JJA media director JA Kawell, starting Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm EDT.

“Whether or not you have or are thinking about starting a blog,” wrote Howard [read more]

Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness – A Review

Oct 21st, 2012 | By

Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness, by David Kastin

W.W. Norton & Company, 2011; 272 pps; $26.95 hardcover

While it recounts a fascinating life, Nica’s Dream addresses the history of jazz and mid-century modernism, which encompassed all the arts. David Kastin introduces an impressive array of themes and threads that convey the richness of the … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: October 2012

Oct 14th, 2012 | By

Looking for proof that jazz is alive and well? You’ll find the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association after the jump. We never sleep!  If you are a JJA member and would like your recent activities included in the next installment of Member Updates, send a brief paragraph beginning with your [read more]

Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron’s Memoir, 1934-1969: A Review

Oct 10th, 2012 | By

Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron’s Memoir, 1934-1969, by Timme Rosenkranz, adapted and edited by Fradley Hamilton Garner

The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2012, pp. 297, hardcover

 “Great music needs deep listeners”

The above snippet quote from a chapter on Duke Ellington from Timme Rosenkrantz’s 35-year memoir Harlem Jazz Adventures is at the heart of this personal narrative. Rosenkrantz—who came … [read more]