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The JJA is a member-driven organization

May 25th, 2011 | By

JJA members — We as an organization need members’ support and participation in JJA activities, from contributing articles about jazz journalism and the music and business of jazz to attention, enthusiasm and promotion of the 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards.

What this means in practicality is that if you’re going to be in New York City on June 11, reserve tickets … [read more]

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]

JJA Member Updates: May 2011

May 3rd, 2011 | By

Here are the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association. We never sleep!

Lena Adasheva‘s jazz photographs were on display during the major Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011 in Moscow, Russia on April 14-17.  Lena’s black and white jazz photographs are in permanent exhibition in Yaroslavl Jazz Center, … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: April 2011

Apr 16th, 2011 | By

Here are the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association. We never sleep!

Lena Adasheva published an article on jazz photography together with her photos in  Russia’s most important photography magazine, Foto&Video. She also wrote an article for Russian jazz blog Jazz.Ru on John Abbott’s photographs from the book … [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]

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]

JJA at 25: Full speed ahead (renew your dues now!)

Feb 17th, 2011 | By

More on the JJA’s 25th anniversary year: Our most pressing current issue is getting all JJA members whose dues are up for renewal to pay up quickly, and recruit new members to join our efforts. Anyone who’s a JJA member, new or renewed, by April 15 will be allowed to vote in the Jazz Awards. Votes by those whose memberships … [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]

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]

Ballot Committee Chair: Step Up!

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Welcome to the JJA’s 25th anniversary year. Since being established in 1986, this organization has become a serious contributor in many significant ways to the culture, community and industry of jazz.

But before self-praise: The JJA needs a ballot committee chair for our 15th annual Jazz Awards, scheduled for mid June 2011. We need members to take responsibility for initiating … [read more]