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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]



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

View the story “JJA News of the World: December 2012” on Storify

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View the story “Jazz World News September 2012 ” on Storify

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.