The Jazz Journalists Association has named eight new members to its “A Team” of “Activists, Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors of Jazz,” along with five “JJA Jazz Heroes,” who have done exceptional work to support jazz at the local level. The new A Team and Jazz Heroes will be honored at the June 14 JJA Jazz Awards gala in New … [read more]
Can’t make it to the JJA Jazz Awards gala on June 14 in New York City?
This year, for the first time ever, friends of jazz in other locales are throwing satellite parties so local jazz fans can follow the JJA Jazz Awards live on streaming internet video. They’ll celebrate simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception in New York.
2010 … [read more]
David R. Adler wrote liner notes for Alex Sipiagin’s Generations: Dedicated to Woody Shaw. He’ll soon write a piece on Fred Hersch to appear in JazzTimes, as well as notes for a forthcoming BEE Jazz trio session with Jerome Sabbagh, Ben Monder and Daniel Humair.
Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of All About Jazz-New York (newyork.allaboutjazz.com), wrote liner … [read more]
New York, May 24 — Five submissions to the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2010 Jazz Awards “Photo of the Year” category have been elevated to finalist status by voting members of the JJA. European photographers dominate the finalist field. Images of Zim Ngqawana by Dragan Tasic, Eddie Henderson by Gulnara Khamatova, Sonny Rollins by John Watson and Tom Harrell by Lena … [read more]
The JJA Jazz Awards is going bi-coastal, as the Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance in downtown Berkeley, California, has announced a free and public “satellite party” on Monday, June 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 PDT, simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception at City Winery in Manhattan.
The Jazzschool invites musicians, journalists and jazz fans to toast trumpeter-bandleader-educator … [read more]
Matt Marshall, a freelance writer based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is a regular contributor to All About Jazz, Jazz Inside and Cleveland Scene.
Jack Reilly, of Beachwood, New Jersey, is a composer, pianist, author and president of Unichrom CDs/DVDs.… [read more]
Big steps forward are hard for anybody doing anything substantial. The JJA’s recent big steps include:
- putting together the 14th annual JJA Jazz Awards at City Winery in NYC on June 14. Go to JJAJazzAwards.org for details and to buy tickets ($75 to paid-up JJA members);
- transforming Jazz Notes, a quarterly, into JJA News, which can operate as
Bobby Sanabria’s Big Band, Tia Fuller’s Quartet, Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, guitarist Rale Micic’s trio and solo pianist Ayako Shirasaki will perform at the JJA’s 2010 Jazz Awards gala, to be held at City Winery (155 Varick St.) in New York City, doors opening at 3:30 pm on Monday, June 14. Terrance McKnight, host of Q2 on WQXR, is the … [read more]
David R. Adler published a cover story on Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion in the April 2010 issue of JazzTimes. His feature on saxophonist David S. Ware will run in the magazine’s June 2010 issue. He is grateful to be nominated for the 2010 Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Review and Feature Writing.
Forrest Dylan Bryant says a tearful goodbye in … [read more]
To the editor:
Concerning the October 16 Associated Press item on Wynton Marsalis being awarded France’s Legion of Honor:
This was pretty straightforward in classic AP style, mentioning that other American recipients have included Renée Fleming and Barbra Streisand.
Fleming and Streisand are fine artists both, but: Am I the only who found unfortunate and glaring the omission of such … [read more]