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JJA Jazz Awards Satellite Parties Spread Nationwide

May 29th, 2010 | By

Can’t make it to the JJA Jazz Awards gala on June 14 in New York City?

This year, for the first time ever,  friends of jazz in other locales are throwing satellite parties so local jazz fans can follow the JJA Jazz Awards live on streaming internet video. They’ll  celebrate simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception in New York.

2010 … [read more]



Photo of the Year Finalists!

May 24th, 2010 | By

New York, May 24 — Five submissions to the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2010 Jazz Awards “Photo of the Year” category have been elevated to finalist status by voting members of the JJA. European photographers dominate the finalist field. Images of Zim Ngqawana by Dragan Tasic, Eddie Henderson by Gulnara Khamatova, Sonny Rollins by John Watson and Tom Harrell by Lena … [read more]



How We Talk About Jazz in 2010

May 24th, 2010 | By

It’s been just over a year that I have semi-officially considered myself a jazz writer. It started with this post, which began as an essay for a graduate course on jazz and film (I am currently finishing my MA in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers-Newark, the only masters program currently offered in jazz history worldwide). Since then I’ve been … [read more]



Jazz Awards’ First Bay Area Party!

May 20th, 2010 | By

The JJA Jazz Awards is going bi-coastal, as the Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance in downtown Berkeley, California, has announced a free and public “satellite party” on Monday, June 14 from 12:30 to 3:30 PDT, simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception at City Winery in Manhattan.

The Jazzschool invites musicians, journalists and jazz fans to toast trumpeter-bandleader-educator … [read more]