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Jazz Matters Panel: The Best Jazz of 2010 (So Far)!

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

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 performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

Howard Mandel will moderate the event. He’ll be joined by … [read more]

JJA Chicago Dim Sum Meeting!

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

The JJA’s annual dim sum brunch meeting at the Chicago Jazz Festival is Sunday, September 5th, 10 a.m. until approximately noon, at the Phoenix Restaurant, 2131 S. Archer Ave., in Chinatown (discount parking available — call 312-328-0848 for details).

At least a dozen members of the JJA, organized by writer/teacher/radio show host and first JJA president Art Lange, will be … [read more]

The Write Stuff: Jazz Journalism training camp, London

Aug 22nd, 2010 | By

Online journalism, feature writing and reviewing and a look at the development of the UK jazz and music press are topics of sessions for emerging jazz journalists at the 8th annual presentation of The Write Stuff, an eight-session professional development initiative to be held during the London Jazz Festival, November 12 and 13, 17 through 21 at the Southbank Centre. … [read more]

First photo book $3k grant opportunity

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Here’s a grant opportunity (biannual prize) that may be of interest to jazz photographers — from New York Foundation for the Arts “Headlines and Deadlines‘ column:

Deadline, September 8  — The Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biannual prize awarded to an American documentary photographer whose work has not yet been published in

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Job op: Director of PR, Boosey & Hawkes

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

As an occasional service to JJA members, JJA News will list employment opportunities appropriate to skilled and knowledgeable journalists. Boosey & Hawkes is an international music publisher, representing in the jazz field composers including Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Michael Benoit, Charles Mingus and Andrew Hill.

Director, Media & Public Relations


Promotion Manager


If interested, send resume, cover letter and salary … [read more]

Jazz Matters correction

Aug 4th, 2010 | By

The JJA’s Jazz Matters September panel discussion will now take place on Wednesday, September 15th, not September 8th as previously announced. Same time and place: 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

More details to follow.… [read more]

Nate Chinen on Willem Breuker

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nate Chinen, the JJA’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award winner, assesses the fine career of the late Willem Breuker for The New York Times.… [read more]

Jazz Awards on MOJA Radio, July 31st

Jul 30th, 2010 | By

New York, July 30th — MOJA Radio host and JJA Member Russ Davis attended the JJA’s 2010 Jazz Awards event at City Winery, and this Saturday (July 31st), on his all-day special Words & Music, Russ will broadcast a special edition called “And the Winners Are…!” — featuring his interviews as well as audio taken from the stage as artists accepted … [read more]

Jazz Matters: panel dates confirmed, seeking input

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

Colleagues take note! We have two upcoming Jazz Matters panel discussions confirmed — Wednesday, September 8th September 15th and Wednesday, October 6th. Both to take place from 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan. More dates hopefully to follow.

We’ll likely be making arrangements for recording, video and … [read more]

Tavis Smiley program on New Orleans

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

Via the JJA’s Larry Blumenfeld:

Tonight’s (July 22) “Tavis Smiley Reports” primetime special, “New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long,” was produced in collaboration with director Jonathan Demme. If you missed it, you can probably catch it online here.

Larry adds: “Smiley lent Demme a week of his airtime in 2008 to air parts of Demme’s ongoing documentary, “Right to … [read more]