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Ira Gitler Added to Sept. 15th Panel!

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Veteran jazz writer Ira Gitler will join our September 15th panel at the New School. See updated posting below.

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 … [read more]



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]



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]



#jazzlives, the twitter campaign, at one year old

Aug 26th, 2010 | By

#Jazzlives is a Twitter campaign meant to demonstrate there is indeed a healthy, happy, young and tech-savvy audience for live jazz. I’ve posted at length about it on my blog in hopes of reinforcing the campaign’s popularity during these last weeks of August and early September, high season for jazz festivals where audiences can be encouraged to tweet, raising their … [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

http://www.boosey.com/pages/aboutus/JobDetails.asp?Jobid=57

Promotion Manager

http://www.boosey.com/pages/aboutus/JobDetails.asp?Jobid=56

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]



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]