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JJA Members Updates: October 2011

Oct 3rd, 2011 | 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 is teaching jazz history to 38 freshmen undergrads this semester at Queens College. He wrote about Nicholas Payton for JazzTimes and is currently writing a feature for the same magazine on Michael Feinstein. In … [read more]



Jazz journalists breakfast, schmooze in Monterrey

Sep 28th, 2011 | By

About 20 jazz journalists and friends gathered for breakfast on Sunday, September 18th, the last day of the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. This annual gathering, organized by Bay Area photographer Stuart Brinin and writer Bill Minor (both lapsed JJA members), was a chance to socialize and to compare notes on the festival performances.

JJA member-in-good-standing Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR’s … [read more]



Music Media Meet & Greet, Boston

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association and grassroots organization Jazz Boston are throwing a Music Media Meet and Greet party at Darryl’s Corner Bar, 604 Columbus Ave., one block from Mass Ave., South End, this coming Thursday evening (9/22) from 5 to 6:30 pm. The agenda is: Free appetizers, a cash bar, and talk talk talk about music, media, Boston, jazz and … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: August/September 2011

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

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

Bridget Arnwine covered the Newport Jazz Festival for examiner.com.

Dave Barrett covered the Newport Jazz Festival for CBS Radio News. Among the interviews he conducted were with George Wein, Chris Brubeck, Anat Cohen, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, and NETIXIS … [read more]



JJA’s eyeJAZZ denied re-funding

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

The JJA’s eyeJAZZ initiative, funded in 2010 by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Association’s Jazz.NEXT project to train videographers in short-form news production c0ncerning local activities for posting on the web, has been denied permission by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to apply for a grant supporting its continuation and expansion. DDCF was the financial source for Jazz.NEXT, which has no other … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: July 2011

Jul 5th, 2011 | 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 feature articles on Donny McCaslin and Craig Taborn for JazzTimes, as well as liner notes for Mike Moreno’s First In Mind (Criss Cross). He also reviewed Angelica Sanchez’s A Little House (Clean … [read more]



Jazz journalists don’t sell their influence to musicians

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By

A jazz journalist does not offer a positive review of an artist for the artist or their producers’ money. A jazz journalist should not sell information which is readily available to the general public under the guise of providing an introduction. A journalist’s client is their publication, and the publication’s interest is in its advertisers and general audience, not serving … [read more]



JJA Member Updates: June 2011

Jun 6th, 2011 | By

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


Bridget Arnwine has taken on a new role with examiner.com. In addition to her responsibilities as the DC Jazz Music Examiner she will also serve as the National Jazz Artist Examiner. She is scheduled to interview several … [read more]



The JJA is a member-driven organization

May 25th, 2011 | By

JJA members — We as an organization need members’ support and participation in JJA activities, from contributing articles about jazz journalism and the music and business of jazz to attention, enthusiasm and promotion of the 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards.

What this means in practicality is that if you’re going to be in New York City on June 11, reserve tickets … [read more]



JJA announces 2011 ‘Jazz Heroes’

May 15th, 2011 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association has named its 2011 “Jazz Heroes”– activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. These awards will be presented on June 11 in conjunction with the presentation of the 2011 JJA Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism.

The JJA’s 2011 “Jazz Heroes” are:… [read more]