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Member Updates: May 2010

May 24th, 2010 | By

David R. Adler wrote liner notes for Alex Sipiagin’s Generations: Dedicated to Woody Shaw. He’ll soon write a piece on Fred Hersch to appear in JazzTimes, as well as notes for a forthcoming BEE Jazz trio session with Jerome Sabbagh, Ben Monder and Daniel Humair.

Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of All About Jazz-New York (newyork.allaboutjazz.com), wrote liner … [read more]



Photo of the Year Finalists!

May 24th, 2010 | By

New York, May 24 — Five submissions to the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2010 Jazz Awards “Photo of the Year” category have been elevated to finalist status by voting members of the JJA. European photographers dominate the finalist field. Images of Zim Ngqawana by Dragan Tasic, Eddie Henderson by Gulnara Khamatova, Sonny Rollins by John Watson and Tom Harrell by Lena … [read more]



Jazz Awards’ First Bay Area Party!

May 20th, 2010 | By

The JJA Jazz Awards is going bi-coastal, as the Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance in downtown Berkeley, California, has announced a free and public “satellite party” on Monday, June 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 PDT, simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception at City Winery in Manhattan.

The Jazzschool invites musicians, journalists and jazz fans to toast trumpeter-bandleader-educator … [read more]



New Members: May 2010

May 17th, 2010 | By

Matt Marshall, a freelance writer based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is a regular contributor to All About Jazz, Jazz Inside and Cleveland Scene.

Jack Reilly, of Beachwood, New Jersey, is a composer, pianist, author and president of Unichrom CDs/DVDs.… [read more]



Jazz Icons Lambasts JJA, Calls DVD Nominee a “Bootleg”

May 14th, 2010 | By

May 13, 2010, New York — “You should be ashamed of yourselves,” producers of the Jazz Icons DVD series scolded the Jazz Journalists Association for naming Count Basie & His Orchestra — Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968 a “Jazz Video of the Year” finalist in the 2010 JJA Jazz Awards. In an “open letter” sent to a selection of … [read more]



Tanglewood Awards Jazz Café Spots Via Video Submissions

May 13th, 2010 | By

Wednesday, May 12 — Boston: The Tanglewood Jazz Festival (Sept. 4-5, 2010, in Lenox MA) has announced it will award four performance spots on the “Jazz Café” stage of its annual Labor Day weekend programming on the basis of musicians’ videotapes and electronic press kits. For what appears to be the first time, emerging artists are being asked to submit … [read more]



Last Year’s Honorees, This Year’s Winners (again)

May 11th, 2010 | By

America’s best high school jazz bands are directed by JJA “A Team” honorees, according to Jazz At Lincoln Center, announcing winners of its 15th annual Essentially Ellington competition.

The Garfield High School (Seattle) Jazz Band took first place, a trophy and $5,000 in the weekend-long competition and festival, which comprised performances and workshops by 15 finalists drawn from 96 bands applying … [read more]



JJA Jazz Awards 2010 – Lineup Confirmed! Tickets on Sale!

May 8th, 2010 | By

Bobby Sanabria’s Big Band, Tia Fuller’s Quartet, Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, guitarist Rale Micic’s trio and solo pianist Ayako Shirasaki will perform at the JJA’s 2010 Jazz Awards gala, to be held at City Winery (155 Varick St.) in New York City, doors opening at 3:30 pm on Monday, June 14. Terrance McKnight, host of Q2 on WQXR, is the … [read more]



Member Updates: April 2010

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

David R. Adler published a cover story on Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion in the April 2010 issue of JazzTimes. His feature on saxophonist David S. Ware will run in the magazine’s June 2010 issue. He is grateful to be nominated for the 2010 Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Review and Feature Writing.

Forrest Dylan Bryant says a tearful goodbye in … [read more]



R.I.P.: Deaths in Late 2009

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

This is an addendum to R.I.P: Deaths in 2009, which appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Jazz Notes.

Saxophonist and arranger Willie “Face” Smith; saxophonist, bandleader, writer and broadcaster Jaap Ludeke

Pianist Terry Pollard; pianist and arranger Torrie Zito; pianist, composer, author and educator Charlie Banacos; pianist and educator Consuela Lee… [read more]