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Multimedia here & now: Redstar Union loves jazz

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

Redstar Union, a nine-month-old venture in Cambridge, Mass., isn’t easy to label. It’s a state-of-the-art multimedia production studio, capable of recording multitrack audio and HD video, and streaming to the internet in real time. It’s also an intimate performance space,

Redstar Union performance space

with superb sound and an elevated stage ringed by computer-controlled cameras and sophisticated lighting. And Redstar … [read more]



Jazz World News

Jan 6th, 2013 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


Jazz World News October 2012

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


‘Best of’ Jazz 2012

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Every year, we ask Jazz Journalists Association members to tell us the best jazz they heard during the year. It’s up to each member to choose what to list and in what format. Here are their choices for 2012. Results are still coming in, so check back often to see additional lists.

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Deaths in 2012

Nov 27th, 2012 | By

Compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling

Listed in chronological order of their deaths, earliest first. Sources include periodicals, personal communication and public websites.

MOST NOTABLE:  JOHNNY OTIS, ETTA JAMES, JOHN LEVY, CLARE FISCHER, WHITNEY HOUSTON, RED HOLLOWAY, EARL SCRUGGS, DICK CLARK, JOE MURANYI, PHOEBE JACOBS, CHUCK BROWN, DONNA SUMMER, CARRIE SMITH, DOC WATSON, GRAEME BELL, KITTY WELLS, … [read more]



Jazz World News September 2012

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


Cyril Moshkow in America

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Cyril Moshkow, publisher and editor of Jazz.Ru, author of a Russian-only book on the American jazz business and a longtime correspondent/friend of the JJA, came to the U.S. in October to introduce
pianist Ivan Farmakovsky’s American quartet in performance at Princeton University and elsewhere.Here’s a brief report from Cyril.  His detailed reports are on his blog and other platforms linked to below:

The

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Converting to e-book: An author’s strategy

Sep 11th, 2012 | By
"They tell you they are going to help you do it, but they don't, so I hired eBook Architects in Austin, Texas to do that for me, and now the book looks great.”


The Reading Life, by Fradley Garner

Aug 21st, 2012 | By
In my last 30 years as an active freelance journalist in Denmark, I narrated some 500 commercial and documentary films in English. My marginal income tripled.


Ex-professor with a problem: Retirement funds don’t last

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
A job at a university, college or conservatory can be a coup for musicians, providing regular work, a reasonable salary, health and retirement benefits – security. Current retirement benefits, though, may favor younger employees who have time and resources to develop their investment portfolios.