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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:


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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]

2nd JJA webinar on Aug. 15: “Covering Jazz Festivals”

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

Photographer Ingrid Hertfelder, broadcaster Bobby Jackson and writer/blogger James Hale will share tips, thoughts and experiences on the topiic “Covering Jazz Festivals” during the second free JJA online webinar, moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel and scheduled for Wednesday, August 15. To be held at 8 pm EDT and lasting for 90 minutes, the webinar is free but must be [read more]

Grass roots jazz scenes organizing in Boston, Philly

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

July 31 is the date of simultaneous though unconnected meetings of broad coalitions of activists from local jazz scenes in Boston and Philadelphia. Jazz Boston holds a public meeting, specifically focused on the future of Boston jazz radio, at the Boston Public Library from 6 to 8 pm., and Jazz Bridge holds a Town Hall Meeting for Jazz at the … [read more]

Seeking JJANews staff

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

JJANews.org, the public publication of the JJA, is seeking staff. News reporters and book reviewers in particular are sought to contribute to the site, while the search for an editor (a paid position for the candidate who can meet benchmarks) continues. Guidance and supportive editorial supervision are available to successful applicants.

The JJA also seeks a professional graphics designer and … [read more]