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Job op: Director of PR, Boosey & Hawkes

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

As an occasional service to JJA members, JJA News will list employment opportunities appropriate to skilled and knowledgeable journalists. Boosey & Hawkes is an international music publisher, representing in the jazz field composers including Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Michael Benoit, Charles Mingus and Andrew Hill.

Director, Media & Public Relations


Promotion Manager


If interested, send resume, cover letter and salary … [read more]

Jazz Matters correction

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

The JJA’s Jazz Matters September panel discussion will now take place on Wednesday, September 15th, not September 8th as previously announced. Same time and place: 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

More details to follow.… [read more]

William Gottlieb photos enter public domain

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

Peruse some of the treasure on Flickr, via the Library of Congress.

[Via Patrick of ABS.]

[Update: WPFW-FM will be interviewing the JJA’s Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress on the Gottlieb collection – audio to come if possible.]… [read more]

Member Updates: August 2010

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By

David R. Adler has accepted a position as adjunct lecturer in jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.

Russ Davis covered the Montreal Jazz Festival, producing two complete shows for Voice of America, and has also produced various special programs for his online radio channel for Modern Jazz MOJA Radio, http://www.mojaradio.com). Russ has also written a … [read more]

Nate Chinen on Willem Breuker

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nate Chinen, the JJA’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award winner, assesses the fine career of the late Willem Breuker for The New York Times.… [read more]

Jazz Awards on MOJA Radio, July 31st

Jul 30th, 2010 | By

New York, July 30th — MOJA Radio host and JJA Member Russ Davis attended the JJA’s 2010 Jazz Awards event at City Winery, and this Saturday (July 31st), on his all-day special Words & Music, Russ will broadcast a special edition called “And the Winners Are…!” — featuring his interviews as well as audio taken from the stage as artists accepted … [read more]

Jazz Matters: panel dates confirmed, seeking input

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

Colleagues take note! We have two upcoming Jazz Matters panel discussions confirmed — Wednesday, September 8th September 15th and Wednesday, October 6th. Both to take place from 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan. More dates hopefully to follow.

We’ll likely be making arrangements for recording, video and … [read more]

Vegas firm suing bloggers over copyrights

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

Wired has the story (via Arts Journal):

“Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money.”


“[Steve] Gibson’s vision is to monetize news content on … [read more]

Tavis Smiley program on New Orleans

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

Via the JJA’s Larry Blumenfeld:

Tonight’s (July 22) “Tavis Smiley Reports” primetime special, “New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long,” was produced in collaboration with director Jonathan Demme. If you missed it, you can probably catch it online here.

Larry adds: “Smiley lent Demme a week of his airtime in 2008 to air parts of Demme’s ongoing documentary, “Right to … [read more]

The Freelance National Anthem

Jul 21st, 2010 | By

Thanks to Media Bistro (and Youtube) for bringing this ode of joy to JJA attentions, and to Bill Dyszel for its creation (see next page)… [read more]