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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]

Nate Chinen on Willem Breuker

Jul 31st, 2010 | By

Nate Chinen, the JJA’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award winner, assesses the fine career of the late Willem Breuker for The New York Times.… [read more]

Jazz Awards on MOJA Radio, July 31st

Jul 30th, 2010 | By

New York, July 30th — MOJA Radio host and JJA Member Russ Davis attended the JJA’s 2010 Jazz Awards event at City Winery, and this Saturday (July 31st), on his all-day special Words & Music, Russ will broadcast a special edition called “And the Winners Are…!” — featuring his interviews as well as audio taken from the stage as artists accepted … [read more]

Jazz Matters: panel dates confirmed, seeking input

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

Colleagues take note! We have two upcoming Jazz Matters panel discussions confirmed — Wednesday, September 8th September 15th and Wednesday, October 6th. Both to take place from 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan. More dates hopefully to follow.

We’ll likely be making arrangements for recording, video and … [read more]

Tavis Smiley program on New Orleans

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

Via the JJA’s Larry Blumenfeld:

Tonight’s (July 22) “Tavis Smiley Reports” primetime special, “New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long,” was produced in collaboration with director Jonathan Demme. If you missed it, you can probably catch it online here.

Larry adds: “Smiley lent Demme a week of his airtime in 2008 to air parts of Demme’s ongoing documentary, “Right to … [read more]

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]