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JJA announces 2011 ‘Jazz Heroes’

May 15th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has named its 2011 “Jazz Heroes”– activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. These awards will be presented on June 11 in conjunction with the presentation of the 2011 JJA Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism.

The JJA’s 2011 “Jazz Heroes” are:… [read more]

New Award Category: Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year

Mar 12th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association is calling for your submissions to the first-time category, “Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year.” In a first for the annual JJA Jazz Awards, nominations are open to the public, who can submit nominations for videos that fit the criteria below.

Applicable for entry: Any original jazz video production, 12.5 minutes or less, posted on … [read more]

Tesser chairs Jazz Awards ballot committee

Feb 17th, 2011 | By

Neil Tesser, Chicago-based writer, radio producer and one of the founding JJA members, has agreed to chair the ballot committee for the 2011 Jazz Awards. Laurence Donohue-Greene, co-editor/publisher of The New York City Jazz Record (formerly known as All About Jazz-New York) returns to the committee which he and Tesser sat on last year under the chairmanship of Ken … [read more]

Call for contributors to JJA News

Jan 4th, 2011 | By

JJA News is seeking contributors from among the JJA membership. This is your organization, and it’s your publication, so we want your voices heard, we want your news reported.

Items for JJA News are not necessarily full-blown articles or think-pieces – rather, quick hits on events transpiring in jazz journalism, the wider media and the arts in general that you, … [read more]


Dec 16th, 2010 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has joined the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and the Jazz Education Network (JEN), as a “support organization” and “Network Affiliate Group,” respectively. Both APAP and JEN are holding conventions in early January, APAP in New York and JEN in New Orleans — and the JJA will be having its second annual conference, “New Media … [read more]

JJA announces Jan 2011 conference in NYC

Dec 6th, 2010 | By

The JJA, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding, has organized five days of programming for members in New York City, January 7 through 11 2011. Events are being scheduled to coincide but not conflict with the Association for Performing Arts Presenters convention, Winter Jazz Fest (to which JJA members will be admitted free) and induction ceremonies for the incoming … [read more]

Launching New Online JJA ‘Office’

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

After months of internal labor, the JJA’s new online office http://members.jazzjournalists.org (no “www” here) has opened for business. Members must update their organizational profiles and information as soon as possible —  go to this online office and follow login directions to establish your password and status for future participation in the JJA. … [read more]

Panel, Round Two: Best Jazz of 2010 (So Far)!

Sep 19th, 2010 | By

Following up our successful and rewarding September 15 Jazz Matters panel discussion, we’re convening another group of critics to take stock of the finest jazz releases of the year to this point!

We’ll be gathering for an informal jukebox jury and panel discussion on Thursday, October 14, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th … [read more]

Best of 2010 (So Far): The Panel Weighs In!

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

New York, September 16 — The first New York “Jazz Matters” meeting of fall 2010, a listening session with five critics blindfold-testing each other on “Best Jazz of the Year — so far,” was a success, prompting planning of a second follow-up session (on Thursday, October 14th) with a new set of panelists. Details to follow. The JJA is also … [read more]

Ira Gitler Added to Sept. 15th Panel!

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Veteran jazz writer Ira Gitler will join our September 15th panel at the New School. See updated posting below.

Time to take stock of the finest jazz releases of the year to this point! We’ll be gathering for an informal jukebox jury and panel discussion on Wednesday, September 15th, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music … [read more]