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Cadence launches website

Jul 20th, 2010 | By

Redwood, NY — Cadence magazine, the independent quarterly journal of improvised music, has created a new (and still under contruction) website, http://www.cadencemagazine.com. With a blog by founder-publisher-editor Bob Rusch, a free sample issue, back issue displays and a music order-form connected to its distribution arm and North Country Audio business, Cadence joins Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, the Wire, Jazzwise … [read more]

OttawaJazzScene online site marks first anniversary

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

The JJA’s Brett Delmage is working to put Ottawa’s jazz scene on the map — his website OttawaJazzScene.ca is one year old as of July 3.

The website is a comprehensive resource for local jazz and improvised-music events, listing well over 1000 events in its first 12 months. It published over 100 previews, musician interviews, photo sets, podcasts, and reviews … [read more]

Remembering Harvey Pekar

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

The beloved artist and jazz writer Harvey Pekar passed on July 12. Patrick Jarenwattananon of ABS has a roundup, pointing us to Harvey’s author archives at JazzTimes as well as the Austin Chronicle.… [read more]

Larry Blumenfeld: Don’t Stop the Music in New Orleans

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

On Truthdig, Larry Blumenfeld reports on restrictive ordinances taking a toll on the city’s musical culture.… [read more]

Two weeks until deadline! USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Program

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

Fellowship Opportunity •• Two Weeks Left to Apply!
November 7-21, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://annenberg.usc.edu/getty
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The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism <http://annenberg.usc.edu/>  is pleased to announce the 9th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. The Fellowship, funded by The Getty Foundation <http://www.getty.edu/foundation> , immerses mid-career

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Zan Stewart retires from Star-Ledger

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

And who better than Zan himself to tell the tale, in this farewell post.

As Zan observes, the list of on-staff jazz journalists at U.S. newspapers continues to dwindle. Who’s left? Feel free to brainstorm with us in the comments box.… [read more]

Member Updates: July 2010

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Ed Bride, freelance writer and president of Berkshires Jazz, Inc., recently presented the first “Berkshires Jazz Living Legends” award to NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. The pianist appeared in concert in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts for the first time in a decade. Berkshires Jazz organized the concert and included a “meet the media” panel chaired by … [read more]

New Members: July 2010

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Chuck Vecoli of Chicago is a drummer and staff writer for Jazzreview.com.

Jim Wilke, based in Seattle, is a writer and recording engineer who has served as producer and host of Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours since 1984.… [read more]

ASCAP revives Deems Taylor Awards

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

ASCAP, the music licensing organization, has revived the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism after a one-year suspension of the program. New support from the Music Publishers Association (MPA) underwrites several categories of Awards for non-fiction prose about music published in English in the United States during calendar year 2009. Books, articles in print and online, and liner … [read more]

The Two Janes

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

Confusion reigns, unfortunately, over which Jane was a finalist in the Soprano Saxophonist of the Year category of the 2010 Jazz Awards. Evan Parker was voted the winner of this Award by a significant margin, but both Jane Ira Bloom and Jane Bunnett appear as finalists on lists of the nominees — though only Bloom’s name was listed on the … [read more]