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JJA Jazz Awards decentralized, with parties, heroes everywhere

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By
[I]f the most celebrated commercial entities of jazz are shaken by developments of the digital revolution, the music is so deeply and widely rooted as to be indestructible.


JJA online training sessions start July 18

Jun 20th, 2012 | By

The Jazz Journalists Association will present”Introducing Jazz Journalism Now,” the first of a monthly series of webinars, on Wednesday July 18 starting at 8pm Eastern Time. The series of interactive online sessions will focus on practical, professional issues for writers, photographers, broadcasters, new media professionals, as well as readers, listeners, presenters, publicists and musicians interested in platforms for information … [read more]



2012 JJA Jazz Awards in Full June Swing – Parties from New York to New Zealand & In-Between

May 28th, 2012 | By

The 16th annual JJA Jazz Awards are being celebrated June 18 to 24 with a dozen parties in cities internationally

— Auckland New Zealand, Ottawa and in the U.S. from Boston to Tucson,  Gainesville and Tallahassee to San Francisco and L.A., besides Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Schenectady and New York, New York (to which reservations should be made now). The JJA’s … [read more]



2012 JJA Jazz Awards Winners to be announced at New York City gala June 20

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

A who’s who of the jazz world will be on hand Wednesday afternoon June 20 at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City as

JJA Jazz Awards -- the "Jazzys"?

the Jazz Journalists Association announces the winners of 2012 JJA Jazz Awards in 40 categories of excellence in jazz music and journalism.

Nominees in 38 categories were chosen … [read more]



Congrats in Order — Fellowships for Musicians and Colleagues —

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

Half a dozen jazz musicians and a jazz biographer have been honored in the past two weeks with fellowships carrying significant financial gifts. Don Byron, Bill Frisell, John Hollenbeck. Vijay Iyer and Nicole Mitchell have been named to the first class of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation artists, while drummer-composer Bobby Previte and Terry Teachout, biographer of Louis Armstrong currently working … [read more]



Jazz Day 2012: JJA Jazz Awards Nominations Announced, Blogathon Begins

Apr 13th, 2012 | By
Happy Jazz Day! Nominations for the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards are out and the JJA Blogathon has begun profiling jazz in communities around the world.


JJA Blogathon & Jazz Media Extravaganza

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
Starting on Jazz Day, April 13, the JJA will bring bloggers and other jazz mediamakers together to raise the profile of jazz in local communities and to kick off the 2012 JJA Jazz Awards public process.


JJA Jazz Awards 2012: nominations in, FB page up, parties scheduled

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

The JJA has launched its 16th annual Jazz Awards initiative and set Wednesday, June 20 as the date for a New York City Awards party at the Blue Note Jazz Club.   “Satellite” parties celebrating the Awards will be held around the same time in a number of other cities. Meanwhile, awards nominations are being tabulated and  2012 nominees will … [read more]



Help the JJA get a Knight Foundation Challenge Grant

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

The JJA has applied for a Knight News Challenge Grant to expand and strengthen the network that ties together jazz creators, presenters and media makers in local communities throughout the U.S. and perhaps abroad. A continuation of the direction the JJA has taken with many of its projects in the past decade, the “Jazz Lives Network” is intended to work … [read more]



Crowd-funding jazz projects has ups and downs

Feb 29th, 2012 | By
Websites like Kickstarter.com – and ArtistShare, a comparable plan that preceded it -- have provided creative types with a community-backed alternative to “traditional” project fundraising options.