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Member Updates: February 2011

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

Jane Ira Bloom has released Wingwalker, her 14th album as leader and fourth album on the Outline label, reuniting the soprano saxophonist with long-time band mates Dawn Clement on piano, bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bobby Previte.

Brett Delmage and OttawaJazzScene.ca editor Alayne McGregor wrote a retrospective of live jazz and improvised music and recordings by artists in Ottawa-Gatineau … [read more]



Name Change: AAJ-NY to become The New York City Jazz Record

Feb 4th, 2011 | By

All About Jazz-New York, billed as “the city’s only homegrown jazz gazette,” will be changing its name to The New York City Jazz Record. The change becomes effective with the publication’s March 2011 issue, according to a press release issued by Managing Editor Laurence Donohue-Greene and Production Manager Andrey Henkin.

All About Jazz-New York, a free monthly … [read more]



Cuadernos de Jazz quits print for online only

Feb 3rd, 2011 | By

Cuadernos de Jazz, the 20-year-old, six-issues-annually, Madrid-based music magazine, has given up print and announced that its remaining staff — “young, fresh blood,” according to outgoing editor Chema García Martínez — will sustain the publication online.

With articles in its final issue about the Spanish trio TríEZ, Vijay Iyer, John Hollenbeck (whose Claudia Quartet performed at the San Sebastian … [read more]



Q&A with Larry Appelbaum: The Library of Congress/UMG “Mile of Music”

Jan 21st, 2011 | By

On January 10, 2011, the Library of Congress announced its acquisition of a trove of recorded music from the vaults of Universal Music Group (UMG), spanning the years 1926-1948. The New York Times recently ran a story by Larry Rohter on the acquisition.

What is the true significance of this “mile of music”? We asked the JJA’s Larry Appelbaum, jazz … [read more]



eyeJAZZ Training Program Explained

Jan 18th, 2011 | By

“Jazz Video Guy” Bret Primack, an eyeJAZZ instructor, explains the eyeJAZZ Training Program in this video, made with the same pocket camera that will be used in the program. Here’s how YOU can apply. Applications accepted until February 15.

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Opportunities for journalists

Jan 15th, 2011 | By

The Best Music Writing series editor has called for submissions for its 2011 edition, to be guest edited by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, and the Nieman Fellowship applications deadline is January 31 for journalists who want to spend a year in financially-supported study at Harvard.

Daphne Carr, whose annual anthology of music writing has been published by Da … [read more]



Early reports from JJA@APAP, JEN

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

The JJA’s “New Media for New Jazz” conference got off to a quick and productive start on Friday and Saturday with a well-attended panel introducing eyeJAZZ.tv, a lively cocktail party, interesting session on “The New Feature: Long Form Journalism Now” and a very well attended, lively and engaging discussion of the “State of Jazz Journalism Now and Immediate Prospects.” Further … [read more]



Apply now to eyeJAZZ Training Program

Jan 4th, 2011 | By

Applications to the eyeJAZZ Training Program are now being accepted. Successful applicants will receive a free pocket video camera* and instruction in basic video production and editing and in jazz journalism and storytelling.

eyeJAZZ.tv is the video project of the Jazz Journalists Association, funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its JazzNEXT program. The aim of the eyeJAZZ training … [read more]



Member Updates: January 2011

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

NEW MEMBERS

Francie Scanlon, an attorney and freelance writer in New York, has most recently been covering the five-borough jazz scene for the Queens Ledger Newsgroup.

MEMBER UPDATES

Larry Appelbaum recently gave talks on jazz and cultural change at the Kiev International Jazz Festival. His “Before & After” columns with Helen Merrill, Terri Lyne Carrington and Marc Cary appeared … [read more]



Deaths in 2010

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

[This list has been updated.]

JOHN NORRIS, BILL DIXON, JOHN DANKWORTH, HERB ELLIS, MIKE ZWERIN, GENE LEES, LENA HORNE, HANK JONES, FRED ANDERSON, BENNY POWELL, WILLEM BREUKER, MITCH MILLER, ABBEY LINCOLN, HERMAN LEONARD, BUDDY COLLETTE, MARION BROWN, MONTY SUNSHINE, TRUDY PITTS, JAMES MOODY, JACK TOWERS, BILLY TAYLOR

Trumpeters Harry Beckett, John Evers, … [read more]