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JJA joins APAP, JEN

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 seeks applicants, activists

Dec 15th, 2010 | By

The JJA is on the move. Our “New Media for New Jazz” conference is set for January 7 – 11 in NYC — simultaneous with Winter Jazzfest (conference registrants will get in free), the Association for Performing Arts Presenters convention (our conference sessions — details and registration to be posted shortly — will take place within APAP’s spaces; we’ll be … [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]



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]



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]