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Gwénolée Calvier, publisher of the monthly jazz magazine Hot House serving New York and New Jersey, was married August 10 to Joseph Kelley, a senior trial lawyer.
Ms. Calvier is a JJA member of longstanding, … [read more]
Willard Jenkins, original convener of the Jazz Journalists Association and an author, blogger, radio show host, festival curator, freelance arts activist as well as this year’s Washington D.C. Jazz Hero,
received the JJA’s Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award at the party at New York City’s Blue Note celebrating … [read more]
Wayne Shorter took triple honors among winners of the 17th annual JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, announced online today, while plans were laid for winners of Awards for accomplishments in jazz journalism to be announced at the annual Jazz Awards gala — being celebrated as the
25th birthday of the Jazz Journalists Association — on June 19 from 4 to 6 pm at … [read more]
On April 1, the Jazz Journalists Association launched JazzApril — a month long celebration of all things jazz — and the 2013 JJA Jazz Awards season by announcing this years Awards’ finalist nomineesalong with the names of this year’s JJA Jazz Heroes, cited for their exemplary work in keeping jazz alive and well in their communities.
The final-round nominees in 37 categories … [read more]
The Jazz Journalists Association has launched JazzApril, a pro bono multi-platform media campaign to foment media attention to jazz, the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Appreciation Month initiative and its culmination, International Jazz Day (April 30, with major events being produced globally by UNESCO through good services of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz).
In hopes of facilitating local coverage by local media … [read more]
The JJA’s March 12 online panel discussion took on a current, thorny recording industry issue:
Are digital downloads acceptable for review? Writers, editors, radio show hosts and program directors, record label publicists and self-producing musicians are all facing the questions of advantages and disadvantages regarding physical, financial, file formats and delivery of promo copies to the … [read more]
Four months of the JJA online training programs — including four information-packed workshops on blogs, from start to profit and five webinar panel discussions with jazz journalism veterans and newcomers talking about blogs, writing biographies, covering jazz festivals and jazz journalism now — have been archived online.
All archived programs are accessible to JJA members for free. The panel discussions, … [read more]