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Jazz World News — and how it works

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

Please note: JJANews has installed a new aggregated column:  Jazz World News. This feature is being moderated  JJANews editors, who will post headlines with links of articles presumed to be interest and value from any sources we find.

Unfortunately, those headlines/links will not appear on the front page of JJANews — you must click on Jazz World News to see … [read more]

Jazz World News: Jan – June 2012

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By
Selected news from other sources about jazz journalism, jazz in our communities and the business of jazz.

Average income, jazz musicians: $23,000?

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

According to partial, “first look” results of the Future of Music Coaltion’s Money from Music Survey, independent jazz musicians on average made approximately $23,000 in 2011. Jazz musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians had a mean income of $37,ooo. The survey included self-reported data from 800 musicians, almost entirely living in the United States.

Finances reported … [read more]

Katie Malloch retires! Listeners distraught!

Feb 10th, 2012 | By

Katie Malloch, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s devoted voice of jazz, is retiring after four decades of support for a scene that’s grown from a small, scattered underground to a nationwide festival circuit, the envy of the music world.

Host since 2007 of the CBC Radio 2 weekday jazz-soul-Latin-world music show “Tonic,” before that the long-running “Jazz Beat,” before that “That … [read more]

Is Jazz BAM, and BAM jazz? Payton panel ponders

Jan 29th, 2012 | By

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton calls what he does BAM, for black American music, avering that

from left: Orrin Evans, Gary Bartz, Nicholas Payton, Touré

negative connotations of the “j-word” does the music and the musicians no good. He gathered instrumentalists Gary Bartz, Marcus Strickland, Orrin Evans and Ben Wolfe to a panel in mid January moderated by writer Touré at Birdland … [read more]

Trombonist launches Philly jazz fest, Kickstarter-willing

Jan 27th, 2012 | By
"One day with a lot of great bands, mainly original music, a lot of personalities." -- Ernest Stuart

Appreciating the first African-American artists’ manager in jazz

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

Arnold Jay Smith blogs about the late John Levy, 1913 – 2012 — bassist, manager to jazz greats, NEA Jazz Master.… [read more]

Critique student jazz journalists’ articles, photos

Jan 21st, 2012 | By

High school students from the Germantown Central School District on New York State (about 20 miles northeast of Woodstock) had a go at jazz journalism in early December, when four of a class of

Joe Locke, photo by Jahn Jaeger

about 30 studying Digital Photography and Journalism took up the challenge to write about or post photos of a performance by the Joe Locke Trio … [read more]

Honor Roll of the 2011 Deceased

Jan 17th, 2012 | By
These jazz, blues and otherwise musical artists, journalists, industry leaders, educators

Violinist Billy Bang

and related personages died in 2011 — compiled by W. Royal Stokes and Ken Franckling. Sadly we have no comparable list of the jazz and blues greats born in 2011.

JJA Media Forward at APAP, CMA

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

JJA panelists, from left: Geller, Kawell, Jackson, Seroff, Mandel

The JJA’s four-session (plus party) NYC mini-conference within the Association for Performing Arts Presenters’ annual convention, Jan. 6 through 8, and our panel “Social Media Without Fear” at the Chamber Music America conference, Jan. 14, engaged some 150 journalists, publicists, presenters and artists with news and tips about media now.With panelists ranging across … [read more]