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Honor Roll of the 2011 Deceased

Jan 17th, 2012 | By
These jazz, blues and otherwise musical artists, journalists, industry leaders, educators

Violinist Billy Bang

and related personages died in 2011 — compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling. Sadly we have no comparable list of the jazz and blues greats born in 2011.
MARGARET WHITING, BRIAN RUST, MILTON BABBITT, GEORGE SHEARING, EDDIE KIRKLAND, JOE MORELLO, PINETOP PERKINS, BILLY … [read more]


JazzVideoGuy reports on JEN

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

Bret “JazzVideoGuy” Primack, JJA member and instructor of the JJA’s eyeJAZZ video news project, shows just what went on at the Jazz Education Network’s conference January 6 – 8, 2012. Click on headline to view his video report.

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JJA members can be JEN members

Dec 17th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has renewed its Network Affiliate Group membership in the Jazz Education Network, so JJA members can become JEN affiliate members for $10, and receive benefits as listed at the JEN website. Benefits include members’ registration to the third annual JEN conference, “Developing Tomorrow’s Jazz Audiences Today!”, January 4 – 7 2012 in Louisville, KY.

JEN has … [read more]



Journalists, presenters, publicists, artists: Media for growth

Dec 16th, 2011 | By
JJA at APAP

Concrete, practical steps for journalists, presenters, publicists and artists pursuing new audiences, higher profiles and more mutual engagement: that’s the focus of Media for Audience Development,
the JJA’s third annual New York City winter mini-conference. The JJA is producing three panel discussions and a Town Hall meeting at the Association for Performing Arts Presenters convention at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Jan. … [read more]



Editor, staff, submissions sought

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

JJANews.org seeks an editor-in-chief — who will receive a regular (though very small) stipend, if negotiated benchmarks are met — as well as regular contributors and occasional submissions by all members of the JJA.

The public face of the Jazz Journalists Association, JJANews has existed for the past nine months depending on the work of minimal staff, with few new … [read more]



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