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Awards program book slip: The ad that shoulda been

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By
"50,000 jazz fans can't be wrong" -- perhaps not, but program book editors can be . . .


Bill Smith Gets “A Team” Award at Vancouver Fest Gala

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By

[See Brian Nation’s writeup here.]

The 2010 Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s opening night gala ceremonies (on Thursday, June 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Rooftop Pavilion) will include the presentation by fest artistic director Ken Pickering of the JJA’s “A Team” Award to Bill Smith — for his lifetime of support with jazz and new … [read more]



JJA Jazz Awards: Around-the-Web Feedback

Jun 17th, 2010 | By

I just wanted to personally thank you for creating and organizing this great event. It was a testament to the music and the people in the jazz community. Bravo. — Ralph Miriello, blogger

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City Winery is by far the best venue for this so far, with ample room to move about and press the flesh — which of course is … [read more]



Photos from Scottsdale, Arizona Jazz Awards Party!

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Scottsdale is home to the JJA’s youngest member, Mikayla Gilbreath, who gathered on June 14th with some of the local scene’s leading lights for a Jazz Awards satellite party. Big thanks to our Arizona community!

Left to right: Vocalist Delphine Cortez, Mikayla Gilbreath, bassist (and board member of Jazz in Arizona) Steve Douglas.

Left to right: Jill Gilbreath, Mikayla Gilbreath, [read more]



Farber’s Fotos, Jazz Awards Presenters and Recipients

Jun 16th, 2010 | By

Photograher Enid Farber, recovering from dislocated shoulders, shot her imagery at the Jazz Awards with help from an assistant — but as clear eyed as ever. Here are some of her pin-point portraits of journalists and musicians at the 14th annual Jazz Awards gala.

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Photos from Chicago!

Jun 15th, 2010 | By
from left: Art Lange (first president of the Jazz Journalists Association); JJA Jazz Heroes Joe Segal and Geraldine de Haas; Neil Tesser, MC of the Chicago Jazz Awards satellite party.


And the winners are…!

Jun 15th, 2010 | By

Here is the rundown from yesterday. And be sure to read JJA President Howard Mandel on the “why” of the Awards (from June 10th).

Video from the event available here. And an evolving photo gallery from Fran Kaufman here. (Photo at left: Josh Jackson with his Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting, © Fran Kaufman.)

Thank you to all who attended, … [read more]



JJA Announces its 2010 “A Team” and Jazz Heroes!

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has named eight new members to its “A Team” of  Activists, Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors of Jazz,”  along with five “JJA Jazz Heroes,” who have done exceptional work to support jazz at the local level.  The new A Team and Jazz Heroes will be honored at the June 14 JJA Jazz Awards gala in New … [read more]



JJA Photo of the Year Finalists, In Their Own Words

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

Back in the 1980s, the Warsaw-based International Jazz Federation held an annual competition, Jazz Photo International, featuring submissions in an exhibition at Poland’s premier festival, the Jazz Jamboree, and publishing the winning images in Jazz Forum magazine, also based in Warsaw. (The magazine is still alive and well, though now only in Polish: www.jazzforum.com.pl.) On an international scale, this was … [read more]



JJA Jazz Awards Satellite Parties Spread Nationwide

May 29th, 2010 | By

Can’t make it to the JJA Jazz Awards gala on June 14 in New York City?

This year, for the first time ever,  friends of jazz in other locales are throwing satellite parties so local jazz fans can follow the JJA Jazz Awards live on streaming internet video. They’ll  celebrate simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception in New York.

2010 … [read more]