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Ira Gitler Added to Sept. 15th Panel!

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Veteran jazz writer Ira Gitler will join our September 15th panel at the New School. See updated posting below.

Time 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 Wednesday, September 15th, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music … [read more]



Jazz Matters Panel: The Best Jazz of 2010 (So Far)!

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Time 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 Wednesday, September 15th, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

Howard Mandel will moderate the event. He’ll be joined by … [read more]



JJA Chicago Dim Sum Meeting!

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The JJA’s annual dim sum brunch meeting at the Chicago Jazz Festival is Sunday, September 5th, 10 a.m. until approximately noon, at the Phoenix Restaurant, 2131 S. Archer Ave., in Chinatown (discount parking available — call 312-328-0848 for details).

At least a dozen members of the JJA, organized by writer/teacher/radio show host and first JJA president Art Lange, will be … [read more]



Member Updates: September 2010

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

John Abbott and Bob Blumenthal will be discussing and signing copies of their new book Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins (Abrams) at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Sonny Rollins has graciously agreed to participate.

Larry Appelbaum reviewed jazz festivals in Vancouver and Molde, Norway for JazzTimes[read more]



Detroit Intern’l To Stream Performances, Commentary Live Video

Aug 25th, 2010 | By

Raising the stakes of media “musts” for free, city-supported jazz performances, the Detroit International Jazz Festival has announced it will stream video of live and taped performances, news flashes, artist interviews and informed commentary throughout its Labor Day weekend activities, September 3 through 6. … [read more]



Gridley call for photos for Jazz Styles textbook

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

Mark Gridley, author of Jazz Styles: History and Analysis, a leading textbook introducing the music to undergraduates for three decades, has called for color action photographs of almost two dozen post-1950 jazz stars for inclusion in an 11th edition forthcoming from Pearson/Prentice -Hall. Concurrently, Gridley has faced criticism from a veteran JJA photographer for the rights agreement governing compensation of … [read more]



The Write Stuff: Jazz Journalism training camp, London

Aug 22nd, 2010 | By

Online journalism, feature writing and reviewing and a look at the development of the UK jazz and music press are topics of sessions for emerging jazz journalists at the 8th annual presentation of The Write Stuff, an eight-session professional development initiative to be held during the London Jazz Festival, November 12 and 13, 17 through 21 at the Southbank Centre. … [read more]



Nate Chinen on Abbey Lincoln

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

In the New York Times. Farewell to one of our absolute greats.… [read more]



First photo book $3k grant opportunity

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Here’s a grant opportunity (biannual prize) that may be of interest to jazz photographers — from New York Foundation for the Arts “Headlines and Deadlines‘ column:

Deadline, September 8  — The Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biannual prize awarded to an American documentary photographer whose work has not yet been published in

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Marc Myers on Mitch Miller

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

Jazz Awards 2010 nominee and JazzWax proprietor Marc Myers assesses the legacy of the late Mitch Miller, under the headline: “Mitch Miller: Jazz Friend or Foe?” Read Marc and get the answer.… [read more]