New York, January 13, 2011 — On Saturday, January 8, members of the JJA as well as interested musicians and industry representatives slowly kept trickling shortly after what was supposed to be an 11:00 a.m. start time for a discussion on the prospects for long-form journalism. (The tardiness possibly because of too much fun at the previous night’s Winter Jazzfest.)… [read more]
At a public forum on jazz organized to conclude the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ 2011 conference, the focus was as always on the challenges of promoting, perpetuating and profiting from the diverse activities associated with jazz. Ably moderated by Dr. Lawrence Simpson, senior vice-president for academic affairs and provost of Berklee College of Music, the forum started with formal … [read more]
New York, January 10, 2011 — JJA President Howard Mandel grabbed the blue-padded chairs in Conference Room C at Manhattan’s midtown Sheraton Hotel and started rearranging them into two concentric circles, urging others to do the same. Mandel wanted the JJA’s January 8 town hall meeting, “The State of Jazz Journalism Now,” to be more of a democratic discussion than … [read more]
Applications to the eyeJAZZ Training Program are now being accepted. Successful applicants will receive a free pocket video camera* and instruction in basic video production and editing and in jazz journalism and storytelling.
eyeJAZZ.tv is the video project of the Jazz Journalists Association, funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its JazzNEXT program. The aim of the eyeJAZZ training … [read more]
The schedule for “New Media for New Jazz,” the JJA’s second annual conference in New York City, being held from January 7 through 11, has taken shape, and registration is now open. As previously reported, the conference will include a series of panel discussions, town hall meetings, workshops to be held at the Sheraton NY, and a Friday afternoon cocktail … [read more]
It’s a tradition: Jazz journalists hang their favorite recordings out for all to see as kids hang up Christmas stockings. Kids, if they’ve been good, get good stuff. Jazz journalists, hoping for the best, search for musical nuggets to light up their ears–and yours. The JJA 10- best lists now being posted by professional members of the Jazz Journalists Association, a … [read more]
The Jazz Journalist Association’s jazz video project, now named eyeJAZZ, has enlisted “JazzVideoGuy” Bret Primack and noted Chicago videographer Floyd Webb as trainers and project organizers. Primack and Webb are working with JJA President Howard Mandel and JJA online media adviser JoAnn Kawell to plan the curriculum and the application process that will be used to fill the thirty slots in … [read more]
CareFusion, a global firm selling equipment and services to hospitals, announced the end of its two-year jazz-marketing campaign today, pulling sponsorship from George Wein’s Newport Jazz festival and New York Jazz Festival, and the Chicago Jazz Festival, which is produced by the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
As reported on JJA president Howard Mandel’s blog, CareFusion also … [read more]
The Jazz Journalists Association has been awarded a Jazz.NEXT grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, for support of hands-on training and implementation of basic video skills including equipping successful program applicants with a pocket video camera and exploring new means of video distribution.
“The idea is that jazz journalists … [read more]
New York, October 15 — The second New York “Jazz Matters” meeting of fall 2010, a listening session with four critics blindfold-testing each other on “Best Jazz of the Year — so far,” was again a success, following up round one of the discussion which took place on September 15. The JJA is still encouraging JJA members in other cities… [read more]