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JJA Member Updates: May 2013

May 14th, 2013 | 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 [read more]

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, by John McCusker — A Review

May 13th, 2013 | By
New-Orleans bred John McCusker, for 30 years a photojournalist with the Times-Picayune and a local jazz historian, has written a tightly strung, contemplative biography of that life—revealing not only Ory’s personal story but the music in which it moved.

2013 Jazz Awards: Music winners announced

May 1st, 2013 | By

Wayne Shorter took triple honors among winners of the 17th annual JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, announced online today, while plans were laid for winners of Awards for accomplishments in jazz journalism to be announced at the annual Jazz Awards gala — being celebrated as the
 25th birthday of the Jazz Journalists Association — on June 19 from 4 to 6 pm at … [read more]