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President’s Report

2010 Awards past, new programming follows

Jun 30th, 2010 | By

The 2010 JJA Jazz Awards had the greatest outreach this year than ever before, due to our social media campaigns, streaming video (now archived at www.ustream.com but viewable also on JJAJazzAwards.org), photo pool, slideshows and satellite parties. This taught us something about what we as an organization and individual journalists, too, need to do going forward.

One simple thing is … [read more]

President’s Report: May 2010

May 8th, 2010 | By
Howard Mandel

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
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2010 and Beyond

Jan 15th, 2010 | By
Howard Mandel

Dear JJA members,

What do you get for your Jazz Journalists Association membership dues (which we urge you to pay via credit card online at PayPal, a free service linked at the JJA’s virtual Office at Jazzhouse.org)? It’s a fair question to ask the principals of any organization, one that occurs to new members as well as our re-upping core.… [read more]