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“Memo to Prospective Freelancers”

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By

From Tony Ortega of The Village Voice. One could take issue with some of it, but it’s useful. Reactions, thoughts? Share them in the comments.… [read more]

Introducing JJA News

Apr 29th, 2010 | By
David R. Adler

Dear JJA colleagues,

After many years of producing Jazz Notes, the quarterly publication of the Jazz Journalists Assocation, we are now announcing the launch of JJA News.

This new online venture will take the place of Jazz Notes, yet it will include all the content you’ve come to expect from it — book reviews, stand-alone features and think pieces, a … [read more]

Here’s to Dan

Jan 15th, 2010 | By
Dan Morgenstern

Dan Morgenstern. Photograph by Ed Berger.

Musicians are obviously the lifeblood of jazz, but the importance of non-musician devotees like Dan Morgenstern is hard to overstate. Throughout his long career, Morgenstern has worn many hats: editor, journalist, critic, annotator, educator, scholar, archivist. He edited Down Beat during the late ’60s and early ’70s — a pivotal time in jazz’s, not to mention America’s, … [read more]