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New publisher takes Cadence online, multi-media

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
David Haney, composer, pianist, publisher of Cadence magazine as of Jan 2012 On payments for contributors: "We've got to come up with something. I don't' know what Cadence is without good writing."


JJA Members Updates: October 2011

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

Here are the most recent publications and other work reported by the extremely active members of the Jazz Journalists Association. We never sleep!

David R. Adler is teaching jazz history to 38 freshmen undergrads this semester at Queens College. He wrote about Nicholas Payton for JazzTimes and is currently writing a feature for the same magazine on Michael Feinstein. In … [read more]



Jazz journalists breakfast, schmooze in Monterrey

Sep 28th, 2011 | By
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About 20 jazz journalists and friends gathered for breakfast on Sunday, September 18th, the last day of the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. This annual gathering, organized by Bay Area photographer Stuart Brinin and writer Bill Minor (both lapsed JJA members), was a chance to socialize and to compare notes on the festival performances.

JJA member-in-good-standing Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR’s … [read more]



ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards honor music coverage

Sep 28th, 2011 | By
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New York, NY — Jazz journalists Nat Hentoff and Will Friedwald, Down Beat associate editor Aaron Cohen and biographer/collaborator David Ritz are among the winners of the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for print, broadcast and new media coverage of music, as announced on September 28, 2011.

Friedwald, left; Ritz (left)and Cohen; Hentoff

were established in 1967 in memory of Deems … [read more]



Road Meetings: Mark Stryker, Detroit

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
stryker My main job at the Detroit Free Press is to cover classical music as a beat writer and a critic and then my other duties at the Free Press are to cover visual art, broad-based cultural news, arts and cultural news, and jazz. So we fit it in as best we can because jazz is a passion of mine.


Antonio Hart tours China

Aug 28th, 2011 | By

Antonio Hart, alto saxophonist and professor of Jazz Studies at Queens College City University of New York, spent part of his summer vacation touring China. According to Jason Lee, the JJA’s contact in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, who booked Hart’s gigs and has previously brought  American jazz musicians there, “Antonio Hart’s tour in China so far been very … [read more]



JJA’s eyeJAZZ denied re-funding

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By
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The JJA’s eyeJAZZ initiative, funded in 2010 by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Association’s Jazz.NEXT project to train videographers in short-form news production c0ncerning local activities for posting on the web, has been denied permission by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to apply for a grant supporting its continuation and expansion. DDCF was the financial source for Jazz.NEXT, which has no other … [read more]



Learn the language

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

WHY IS EVERYTHING BETTER IN ITALIAN?

by Carol Sudhalter

In the early afternoon of Jan.20, 2011, my last  full day of a five-week tour of Italy that had begun on Christmas 2010, I was  sitting in the Milan Stazione Centrale, waiting for my 1:30 pm train to Rome. The ticket, a ‘promozione‘ offer that I had purchased … [read more]



Performing Arts Alliance urges support for NEA funding

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

None other than Sonny Rollins presides over the Performing Arts Alliance website, currently on the front-line of advocating against budget cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sonny's got plenty to blow about, as does everyone concerned with Federal funding of the arts

Rollins — the 80-year-vital NEA Jazz Master, the JJA’s “Musician of the Year,” Down Beat poll … [read more]



Jazz Life, the app

Jul 6th, 2011 | By

The decade-old website eJazzNews.com has created an app — Jazz Life — with streaming music, videos, photography, concert and festival reviews, books for purchase, blogs, articles and aggregated news from sites around the web, free and available for iPhones and Android smart phones. A project of Jesse King and Rita Di Michele in conjunction with Toronto-based JJA member Bill King (of … [read more]