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JazzApril launched: JJA media campaign for broad jazz coverage

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

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]



Are digital downloads good/better/useless for reviewing?

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

The JJA’s March 12 online panel discussion took on a current, thorny recording industry issue:

Jason Kao Hwang, Joyce Feienbaum, Robert Bortash

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]



Focus on blogging: Workshops, webinars archived online

Dec 9th, 2012 | By

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veterans and newcomers talking about blogs, writing biographies, covering jazz festivals and jazz journalism now — have been archived online.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]



Jazz World News October 2012

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


‘Best of’ Jazz 2012

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Every year, we ask Jazz Journalists Association members to tell us the best jazz they heard during the year. It’s up to each member to choose what to list and in what format. Here are their choices for 2012. Results are still coming in, so check back often to see additional lists.

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JJA jazz blogger/writer/periodical survey

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
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The Jazz Journalists Association wants to know where the unsung and undersung jazz bloggers, writers and periodicals are. Please help us by completing this survey.  YOU MUST SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK “SUBMIT” FOR YOUR SURVEY TO BE COUNTED. THANKS.
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Jazz World News September 2012

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


Cyril Moshkow in America

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Cyril Moshkow, publisher and editor of Jazz.Ru, author of a Russian-only book on the American jazz business and a longtime correspondent/friend of the JJA, came to the U.S. in October to introduce
pianist Ivan Farmakovsky’s American quartet in performance at Princeton University and elsewhere.Here’s a brief report from Cyril.  His detailed reports are on his blog and other platforms linked to below:

The

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Hands-on Blogging Workshops: free for JJA members, low-cost to others

Oct 21st, 2012 | By

Believing that web logs — “blogs” — and knowing how to use blog software have become requisites for anyone now using media professionally, the JJA introduces a series of four “how-to” workshops conducted by JJA media director JA Kawell, starting Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm EDT.

“Whether or not you have or are thinking about starting a blog,” wrote Howard [read more]



3rd JJA webinar Sept. 19: “Writing Jazz Biographies”

Sep 5th, 2012 | By
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Three writers of lives of pianists whose careers overlapped — Paul de Barros, Robin D.G. Kelley and Peter Pullman, respectively documenting Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell — will discuss their experiences of research, reconstruction and relationships with sources during “Writing Jazz Biographies,” the third JJA online “panelar.”  Moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel, the panelar is scheduled for … [read more]