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Jan 9-10 | New York City

JJA @ 2014 Jazz Connect Conference

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association was an active participant in  the Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC,  January 9-10, 2014 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City  2014. The conference, a major gathering of the professional jazz community organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, fed into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest.

The JJA produced a Thursday (Jan 9) morning panel — a video of which can now be viewed — and held a JJA general membership meeting on Thursday afternoon which was attended by approximately two dozen members and interested colleagues. On Friday afternoon, the JJA co-hosted a invitation-only reception with Jazz Connect and the New School Jazz Program at (le) Poisson Rouge, in advance of WinterJazz Fest #10.

Active JJA Members received a 25% discount on the $100 Jazz Connect conference registration fee. (This did NOT include admission to APAP sessions.)

The complete conference schedule can be found on the Jazz Connect site. Here are details of the JJA-produced activities:



Thurs Jan 9  9:30-10:30 AM

How do  jazz and music journalists decide who and what to cover? Our panelists will explain what they are looking for and how to get their attention.  This panel also examines the current state of the jazz media and attempts to sort and evaluate the various publications, sites and bloggers. You must be registered for the conference to attend. Room TBA.

Panelists: Monifa Brown (Shanachie/WBGO); Evan Haga (JazzTimes); J. Michael Harrison (WRTI); Hank Shteamer (TimeOut New York). Moderated by JJA President Howard Mandel (not shown)
Looking Forward/Looking Back

Jazz Journalists Association Membership Meeting

Thurs Jan 9 | 2:30-4pm | Room TBA

JJA members (as well as anyone considering membership) were invited to socialize with their colleagues, meet JJA staff and volunteers, share local triumphs and challenges in jazz journalism and talk about our organization’s next steps.

pre-Winter Jazz Fest

Reception/Cocktail Party: Invitation & RSVP REQUIRED

Fri  Jan 10 | 5-6:30 pm  |  le Poisson Rouge

This annual Winter Jazz Fest kickoff party cohosted by the JJA,  Jazz Connect, and  the  New School Jazz Program.  If you are a JJA Member or friend, have not received an invitation by December 18 and would like to attend, please write admin@jazzjournalists.org.  Space is very limited;  you MUST RSVP to attend.

Top photo: 2013 Jazz Connect conference.

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