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Jazz funeral protests WGBH’s cuts to Boston jazz radio

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

By the looks of it, about 500 Boston jazz radio listeners gathered in front of the offices of WGBH yesterday (July 6) to raise appropriate noise about grievious wounds the station is instituting by cutting back the hours of jazz broadcasts. Video below thanks to Tom Hall, saxophonist and educator at Brandeis University.

(Update: a 45-minute video with people talking … [read more]



JJA World News: December 2012

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By
The JJA’s ongoing aggregation of jazz journalism, business and community news, edited by Jared Negley

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Jazz World News: Jan – August 2012… [read more]


JJA online training sessions start July 18

Jun 20th, 2012 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association will present”Introducing Jazz Journalism Now,” the first of a monthly series of webinars, on Wednesday July 18 starting at 8pm Eastern Time. The series of interactive online sessions will focus on practical, professional issues for writers, photographers, broadcasters, new media professionals, as well as readers, listeners, presenters, publicists and musicians interested in platforms for information … [read more]



Emphasizing benefits of association

May 12th, 2012 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association, the only professional association for writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, broadcasters and other media professionals covering jazz, for the first time offers a discount to new members. Both professional members and industry associates joining the JJA from now through June 30 will get $20 off their first annual dues — making the price of affiliation  $55 for professional … [read more]



2012 JJA Jazz Awards Winners to be announced at New York City gala June 20

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

A who’s who of the jazz world will be on hand Wednesday afternoon June 20 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City as

JJA Jazz Awards -- the "Jazzys"?

the Jazz Journalists Association announces the winners of 2012 JJA Jazz Awards in 40 categories of excellence in jazz music and journalism.

Nominees in 38 categories were chosen … [read more]



Congrats in Order — Fellowships for Musicians and Colleagues —

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

Half a dozen jazz musicians and a jazz biographer have been honored in the past two weeks with fellowships carrying significant financial gifts. Don Byron, Bill Frisell, John Hollenbeck. Vijay Iyer and Nicole Mitchell have been named to the first class of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation artists, while drummer-composer Bobby Previte and Terry Teachout, biographer of Louis Armstrong currently working … [read more]



Jazz Day 2012: JJA Jazz Awards Nominations Announced, Blogathon Begins

Apr 13th, 2012 | By
Happy Jazz Day! Nominations for the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards are out and the JJA Blogathon has begun profiling jazz in communities around the world.


JJA Blogathon & Jazz Media Extravaganza

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
Starting on Jazz Day, April 13, the JJA will bring bloggers and other jazz mediamakers together to raise the profile of jazz in local communities and to kick off the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards public process.


JJA Jazz Awards 2012: nominations in, FB page up, parties scheduled

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

The JJA has launched its 16th annual Jazz Awards initiative and set Wednesday, June 20 as the date for a New York City Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club.   “Satellite” parties celebrating the Awards will be held around the same time in a number of other cities. Meanwhile, awards nominations are being tabulated and  2012 nominees will … [read more]



Help the JJA get a Knight Foundation Challenge Grant

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

The JJA has applied for a Knight News Challenge Grant to expand and strengthen the network that ties together jazz creators, presenters and media makers in local communities throughout the U.S. and perhaps abroad. A continuation of the direction the JJA has taken with many of its projects in the past decade, the “Jazz Lives Network” is intended to work … [read more]