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CareFusion ends jazz fest sponsorships

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

CareFusion, a global firm selling equipment and services to hospitals, announced the end of its two-year jazz-marketing campaign today, pulling sponsorship from George Wein’s Newport Jazz festival and New York Jazz Festival, and the Chicago Jazz Festival, which is produced by the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

As reported on JJA president Howard Mandel’s blog, CareFusion also … [read more]



JJA awarded Jazz.NEXT grant for guerrilla video project

Oct 30th, 2010 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has been awarded a Jazz.NEXT grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, for support of hands-on training and implementation of  basic video skills including equipping successful program applicants with a pocket video camera and exploring new means of video distribution.

“The idea is that jazz journalists … [read more]



Best of 2010, Part 2: The Panel Weighs In!

Oct 15th, 2010 | By

New York, October 15 — The second New York “Jazz Matters” meeting of fall 2010, a listening session with four critics blindfold-testing each other on “Best Jazz of the Year — so far,” was again a success, following up round one of the discussion which took place on September 15. The JJA is still encouraging JJA members in other cities

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Member Updates: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Ana Lucia Bizinover took advantage of Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi’s visit to Rio (he has lived in the U.S. for over 35 years) and interviewed him regarding his new album Simpatico. It will be broadcast (follow this link) on October 17, at 6 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.

Forrest Dylan Bryant was as surprised as anybody to find himself returning … [read more]



New Members: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez is a biologist, writer, editor at Jazzreview.com and AllAboutJazz.com, independent filmmaker, music/art promoter, producer and chair of La Belle Usine, and the founder and Executive Director of Ruby Flower Records.

Wilbert Sostre, a freelance writer and musician based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a regular contributor to JazzTimes, Jazzreview.com and his own blogs, … [read more]



JJA Member Directories Now Online

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

Searchable directories of Jazz Journalists Association member profiles are now online at JJA News.
Check the Professional Member Directory if you’re looking for a writer, photographer, video, audio or web producer to contribute to your jazz journalism project.  Take a look at the Industry Associate Directory for profiles of the publishers, publicists,  and presenters, as well as jazz musicians and educators, … [read more]



Launching New Online JJA ‘Office’

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

After months of internal labor, the JJA’s new online office http://members.jazzjournalists.org (no “www” here) has opened for business. Members must update their organizational profiles and information as soon as possible —  go to this online office and follow login directions to establish your password and status for future participation in the JJA. … [read more]



Panel, Round Two: Best Jazz of 2010 (So Far)!

Sep 19th, 2010 | By

Following up our successful and rewarding September 15 Jazz Matters panel discussion, we’re convening another group of critics to take stock of the finest jazz releases of the year to this point!

We’ll be gathering for an informal jukebox jury and panel discussion on Thursday, October 14, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th … [read more]



Introducing Japan Jazz magazine

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A new monthly magazine, Japan Jazz, website http://www.ymm.co.jp/p/jazz_japan.php, has risen from the ashes of Swing Journal, which suspended operations last May. Volume 1 Number 1 of Japan Jazz, published under the auspices of the Yamaha Corporation with a cover photo of electric guitarists Pat Metheny and Kazumi Watanabi, Oonishi Naoko’s “philosophical approach to jazz” and an essay on Wynton Kelly, among … [read more]



Best of 2010 (So Far): The Panel Weighs In!

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

New York, September 16 — The first New York “Jazz Matters” meeting of fall 2010, a listening session with five critics blindfold-testing each other on “Best Jazz of the Year — so far,” was a success, prompting planning of a second follow-up session (on Thursday, October 14th) with a new set of panelists. Details to follow. The JJA is also … [read more]