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JJA Member Updates: March 2011

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By


Shaun Brady, a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, is a regular contributor to the Philadelphia Daily News and City Paper as well as Down Beat and JazzTimes.


David R. Adler wrote the cover story, about Henry Threadgill, for the March 2011 issue of JazzTimes. He has an Overdue Ovation piece forthcoming on bassist … [read more]

Member Updates: February 2011

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

Jane Ira Bloom has released Wingwalker, her 14th album as leader and fourth album on the Outline label, reuniting the soprano saxophonist with long-time band mates Dawn Clement on piano, bassist Mark Helias and drummer Bobby Previte.

Brett Delmage and OttawaJazzScene.ca editor Alayne McGregor wrote a retrospective of live jazz and improvised music and recordings by artists in Ottawa-Gatineau … [read more]

Member Updates: January 2011

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By


Francie Scanlon, an attorney and freelance writer in New York, has most recently been covering the five-borough jazz scene for the Queens Ledger Newsgroup.


Larry Appelbaum recently gave talks on jazz and cultural change at the Kiev International Jazz Festival. His “Before & After” columns with Helen Merrill, Terri Lyne Carrington and Marc Cary appeared … [read more]

Member Updates: December 2010

Dec 1st, 2010 | By

Bridget Arnwine is the Jazz Music Examiner for http://examiner.com/dc.

R.J. DeLuke wrote about trombonist/composer/arranger extraordinaire Josh Roseman for AllAboutJazz.com, on the heels of a story about Kenny Werner and his triumphant album (borne of tragedy) No Beginning, No End. R.J. continues to write on his blog, RJ on Jazz, most recently giving a tip of the hat to … [read more]

Member Updates: November 2010

Nov 5th, 2010 | By

Forrest Dylan Bryant will lead a conversation with historian John William Templeton at the Mechanics Institute Library in San Francisco, Tuesday November 16 at 6 p.m. The event is being held in honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Templeton’s novel Cakewalk is a murder mystery set amidst the birth of San Francisco jazz, and was written during NaNoWriMo in … [read more]

Member Updates: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Ana Lucia Bizinover took advantage of Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi’s visit to Rio (he has lived in the U.S. for over 35 years) and interviewed him regarding his new album Simpatico. It will be broadcast (follow this link) on October 17, at 6 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.

Forrest Dylan Bryant was as surprised as anybody to find himself returning … [read more]

New Members: October 2010

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez is a biologist, writer, editor at Jazzreview.com and AllAboutJazz.com, independent filmmaker, music/art promoter, producer and chair of La Belle Usine, and the founder and Executive Director of Ruby Flower Records.

Wilbert Sostre, a freelance writer and musician based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a regular contributor to JazzTimes, Jazzreview.com and his own blogs, … [read more]

Member Updates: September 2010

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By

John Abbott and Bob Blumenthal will be discussing and signing copies of their new book Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins (Abrams) at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. Sonny Rollins has graciously agreed to participate.

Larry Appelbaum reviewed jazz festivals in Vancouver and Molde, Norway for JazzTimes[read more]

Member Updates: August 2010

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By

David R. Adler has accepted a position as adjunct lecturer in jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.

Russ Davis covered the Montreal Jazz Festival, producing two complete shows for Voice of America, and has also produced various special programs for his online radio channel for Modern Jazz MOJA Radio, http://www.mojaradio.com). Russ has also written a … [read more]

Member Updates: July 2010

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Ed Bride, freelance writer and president of Berkshires Jazz, Inc., recently presented the first “Berkshires Jazz Living Legends” award to NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. The pianist appeared in concert in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts for the first time in a decade. Berkshires Jazz organized the concert and included a “meet the media” panel chaired by … [read more]