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Talking Jazz Series: New and Traditional Jazz Publications, online/in print

Mar 12th, 2014 | By

Rescheduled for the second time! due to hangups with Google Hangouts, Wednesday April 23 is the new date (at 8 pm EDT) of “The New Online Publications,” introducing four publisher-editors hammering out models for upcoming jazz media. Seventh of the  JJA’s free  interactive  Talking Jazz panel series presented by the Anita E. Berry Education Fund of The Jazz Cruise (which has just committed to … [read more]



JazzApril, just around the corner

Mar 1st, 2014 | By
JazzApril 2014

The JJA’s spring campaign, JazzApril, has begun — a project which encourages grassroots jazz fans to take action during Jazz Appreciation Month, culminating April 30 in International Jazz Day, to do something new and unusual to promote their local scenes.

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014, which takes its theme from John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, will be ushered in by concerts by … [read more]



JJA @ 2014 Jazz Connect Conference

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association was an active participant in  the Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC,  January 9-10, 2014 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City  2014. The conference, a major gathering of the professional jazz community organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, fed into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as … [read more]



Experts and Activists Take on Current Jazz Biz, Audience, Image, Media Issues

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
Talking Jazz logo "The panels convene top experts and activists of both jazz-specific and more general cultural arts fields, intending to engage professional practitioners of the musical and performing arts, grassroots supporters and the general public." . . .


JJA Jazz Media Meetup Reports

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
"Meetups, which encourage members and colleagues to network and talk about local jazz media, can be organized by any JJA member. They are usually casual convenings in local bars or cafes." . . .


Wedding bells for Gwen Calvier, Hot House publisher

Aug 12th, 2013 | By

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.

Gwen Calvier, publisher of Hot House, in red dress — with Hot House contributors (from left) George Kanzler, the late Paul Blair and Elzy Kolb

Ms. Calvier is a JJA member of longstanding, … [read more]



A Gary Giddins interview

Jul 16th, 2013 | By
The Jazz Journalists Association is a success ""because most of us respect each other."


Jazz Awards for Journalists + music, schmooze in NYC

Jun 23rd, 2013 | By

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,

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism honorees
Amiri Baraka hugged by Willard Jenkins

received the JJA’s Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award at the  party at New York City’s Blue Note celebrating … [read more]



2013 Jazz Awards: Music winners announced

May 1st, 2013 | By

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]



JazzApril: Jazz Heroes and JJA Jazz Awards 2013 nominees announced

Apr 7th, 2013 | By

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.

2013 JJA Jazz Heroes

The final-round nominees in 37 categories … [read more]