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Cadence launches website

Jul 20th, 2010 | By

Redwood, NY — Cadence magazine, the independent quarterly journal of improvised music, has created a new (and still under contruction) website, http://www.cadencemagazine.com. With a blog by founder-publisher-editor Bob Rusch, a free sample issue, back issue displays and a music order-form connected to its distribution arm and North Country Audio business, Cadence joins Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, the Wire, Jazzwise … [read more]

OttawaJazzScene online site marks first anniversary

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

The JJA’s Brett Delmage is working to put Ottawa’s jazz scene on the map — his website OttawaJazzScene.ca is one year old as of July 3.

The website is a comprehensive resource for local jazz and improvised-music events, listing well over 1000 events in its first 12 months. It published over 100 previews, musician interviews, photo sets, podcasts, and reviews … [read more]

Remembering Harvey Pekar

Jul 13th, 2010 | By

The beloved artist and jazz writer Harvey Pekar passed on July 12. Patrick Jarenwattananon of ABS has a roundup, pointing us to Harvey’s author archives at JazzTimes as well as the Austin Chronicle.… [read more]

Larry Blumenfeld: Don’t Stop the Music in New Orleans

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

On Truthdig, Larry Blumenfeld reports on restrictive ordinances taking a toll on the city’s musical culture.… [read more]

Two weeks until deadline! USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Program

Jul 7th, 2010 | By

Fellowship Opportunity •• Two Weeks Left to Apply!
November 7-21, 2010

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://annenberg.usc.edu/getty
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The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism <http://annenberg.usc.edu/>  is pleased to announce the 9th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. The Fellowship, funded by The Getty Foundation <http://www.getty.edu/foundation> , immerses mid-career

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Zan Stewart retires from Star-Ledger

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

And who better than Zan himself to tell the tale, in this farewell post.

As Zan observes, the list of on-staff jazz journalists at U.S. newspapers continues to dwindle. Who’s left? Feel free to brainstorm with us in the comments box.… [read more]

ASCAP revives Deems Taylor Awards

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

ASCAP, the music licensing organization, has revived the Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism after a one-year suspension of the program. New support from the Music Publishers Association (MPA) underwrites several categories of Awards for non-fiction prose about music published in English in the United States during calendar year 2009. Books, articles in print and online, and liner … [read more]

The Two Janes

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

Confusion reigns, unfortunately, over which Jane was a finalist in the Soprano Saxophonist of the Year category of the 2010 Jazz Awards. Evan Parker was voted the winner of this Award by a significant margin, but both Jane Ira Bloom and Jane Bunnett appear as finalists on lists of the nominees — though only Bloom’s name was listed on the … [read more]

Awards program book slip: The ad that shoulda been

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By
"50,000 jazz fans can't be wrong" -- perhaps not, but program book editors can be . . .

Photos from Chicago!

Jun 15th, 2010 | By
from left: Art Lange (first president of the Jazz Journalists Association); JJA Jazz Heroes Joe Segal and Geraldine de Haas; Neil Tesser, MC of the Chicago Jazz Awards satellite party.