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JJA Member Updates: October 2012

Oct 14th, 2012 | By

Looking for proof that jazz is alive and well? You’ll find the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association after the jump. We never sleep!  If you are a JJA member and would like your recent activities included in the next installment of Member Updates, send a brief paragraph beginning with your [read more]



JJA Member Updates: September 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By

Looking for proof that jazz is alive and well? You’ll find the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association after the jump. We never sleep!  If you are a JJA member and would like your recent activities included in the next installment of Member Updates, send a brief paragraph beginning [read more]



3rd JJA webinar Sept. 19: “Writing Jazz Biographies”

Sep 5th, 2012 | By
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Three writers of lives of pianists whose careers overlapped — Paul de Barros, Robin D.G. Kelley and Peter Pullman, respectively documenting Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell — will discuss their experiences of research, reconstruction and relationships with sources during “Writing Jazz Biographies,” the third JJA online “panelar.”  Moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel, the panelar is scheduled for … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: August 2012

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

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

 

Nancy Barell‘s 190th Edition of “Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra ” is airing now. We are doing very well attracting new listeners daily after being on the air for 6 1/2 years. The program is ranked 25 … [read more]



2nd JJA webinar on Aug. 15: “Covering Jazz Festivals”

Aug 9th, 2012 | By

Photographer Ingrid Hertfelder, broadcaster Bobby Jackson and writer/blogger James Hale will share tips, thoughts and experiences on the topiic “Covering Jazz Festivals” during the second free JJA online webinar, moderated by JJA president Howard Mandel and scheduled for Wednesday, August 15. To be held at 8 pm EDT and lasting for 90 minutes, the webinar is free but must be [read more]



JJA Member Updates: July 2012

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

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

 

Gregg Akkerman‘s new book, The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (“Studies in Jazz, ” Scarecrow Press), was officially released July 3 to commemorate the singer’s 89th birthday. To mark the release, on June 23 … [read more]



Seeking JJANews staff

Jul 7th, 2012 | By

JJANews.org, the public publication of the JJA, is seeking staff. News reporters and book reviewers in particular are sought to contribute to the site, while the search for an editor (a paid position for the candidate who can meet benchmarks) continues. Guidance and supportive editorial supervision are available to successful applicants.

The JJA also seeks a professional graphics designer and … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: June 2012

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

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

 

David R. Adler wrote the July 2012 cover story for JazzTimes on guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli. He’s currently working on a JazzTimes feature about the commercial decline of “smooth jazz.” In early August he is expecting the … [read more]



Emphasizing benefits of association

May 12th, 2012 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association, the only professional association for writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers, broadcasters and other media professionals covering jazz, for the first time offers a discount to new members. Both professional members and industry associates joining the JJA from now through June 30 will get $20 off their first annual dues — making the price of affiliation  $55 for professional … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: May 2012

May 8th, 2012 | By

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

 

Nancy Barell has just uploaded her 185th  edition of “Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra.” She has been on the air for over 6 1/2 years and is gaining new listeners every day, now ranking 25th out of … [read more]