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Jazz and Democracy in America panel, NYC

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

The non-profit New York Policy Forum turns to JJA member  and WBGO program host Sheila Anderson Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club artistic director Todd Barkan, drummer T.S. Monk and pianist Helen Sung for a discussion of  “Jazz and Democracy in America” on Tuesday, Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 6 pm — with cocktails afterwards. The discussion, to be … [read more]



Gil Noble: Jazz, Journalism, Lessons and Legacy

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

The 43-year WABC (NYC) television Sunday public affairs program Like It Is broadcast its last on October 16, 2011, three months after producer and host Gil Noble, the 79-year-old jazz fan, pianist and board member of the Jazz Foundation of America, suffered a debilitating stroke. Newly-joined JJA member Angelika Beener writes in her blog Alternate Takes: Broadening the Jazz Perspective that … [read more]



JazzBoston/JJA Media Meet and Greet

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

More on the JazzBoston/JJA Media Meet and Greet is published in the October edition of the JazzBoston newsletter. Included is this list of attendees —

Among the musicians, writers, bloggers, broadcasters, video producers, web designers, and photographers at this special event: Tom Lucci, WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM; Michael Quinlin, MassJazz; Charles McEnemey, Future of Music Coalition; Steve Schwartz, WGBH 89.7

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JazzDIY debuts, Cadence returns to action

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Unusual news of new and renewed platforms for news and information about jazz:

  • JazzDIY, an “online trade journal for jazz musicians” is launched —
  • Cadence, the 35-year-old magazine of improvised music, gets new life under new management.

Scott Menhinick,  former freelance journalist and since then independent publicist as Improvised Communications and small staff including his wife are intent on doing … [read more]



JazzDIY.com launches as “trade journal for jazz”

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
"Our plan is to share information, put it out there, give music people feedback about whether the ways they're running their businesses are effective or not." -- Scott Menhinick, JazzDIY.com


ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards honor music coverage

Sep 28th, 2011 | By

New York, NY — Jazz journalists Nat Hentoff and Will Friedwald, Down Beat associate editor Aaron Cohen and biographer/collaborator David Ritz are among the winners of the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for print, broadcast and new media coverage of music, as announced on September 28, 2011.

Friedwald, left; Ritz (left)and Cohen; Hentoff

were established in 1967 in memory of Deems … [read more]



Music Media Meet & Greet, Boston

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association and grassroots organization Jazz Boston are throwing a Music Media Meet and Greet party at Darryl’s Corner Bar, 604 Columbus Ave., one block from Mass Ave., South End, this coming Thursday evening (9/22) from 5 to 6:30 pm. The agenda is: Free appetizers, a cash bar, and talk talk talk about music, media, Boston, jazz and … [read more]



Antonio Hart tours China

Aug 28th, 2011 | By

Antonio Hart, alto saxophonist and professor of Jazz Studies at Queens College City University of New York, spent part of his summer vacation touring China. According to Jason Lee, the JJA’s contact in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, who booked Hart’s gigs and has previously brought  American jazz musicians there, “Antonio Hart’s tour in China so far been very … [read more]



Performing Arts Alliance urges support for NEA funding

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

None other than Sonny Rollins presides over the Performing Arts Alliance website, currently on the front-line of advocating against budget cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sonny's got plenty to blow about, as does everyone concerned with Federal funding of the arts

Rollins — the 80-year-vital NEA Jazz Master, the JJA’s “Musician of the Year,” Down Beat poll … [read more]



Backstage with George Wein at Saratoga

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Veteran jazz producer and festival founder George Wein was honored at the 34th Annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York recently.He received a bronze star in SPAC’s Walk of Fame. eyeJAZZ.tv producer Susan Brink caught him backstage, where he talked about receiving awards, what he’s doing now as well as his hopes for the … [read more]