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Jazz and Democracy in America panel, NYC

Nov 30th, 2011 | By
Sheila Anderson

The non-profit New York Policy Forum turns to JJA member  and WBGO program host Sheila Anderson Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club artistic director Todd Barkan, drummer T.S. Monk and pianist Helen Sung for a discussion of  “Jazz and Democracy in America” on Tuesday, Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 6 pm — with cocktails afterwards. The discussion, to be … [read more]



Gil Noble: Jazz, Journalism, Lessons and Legacy

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

The 43-year WABC (NYC) television Sunday public affairs program Like It Is broadcast its last on October 16, 2011, three months after producer and host Gil Noble, the 79-year-old jazz fan, pianist and board member of the Jazz Foundation of America, suffered a debilitating stroke. Newly-joined JJA member Angelika Beener writes in her blog Alternate Takes: Broadening the Jazz Perspective that … [read more]



Jazz Appreciation Month 2011 in Montenegro

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

Although Montenegro reemerged on the world’s map only a few years ago, its jazz community has quickly found an adequate organizational structure: the Jazz Art Association, founded by Maja Popovic in the capital city of Podgorica in 2009.

Already in that year, the ever persuasive Maja asked American bassist Patrick O’Leary to compose The Montenegro Jazz Suite, made up … [read more]



JazzBoston/JJA Media Meet and Greet

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

More on the JazzBoston/JJA Media Meet and Greet is published in the October edition of the JazzBoston newsletter. Included is this list of attendees —

Among the musicians, writers, bloggers, broadcasters, video producers, web designers, and photographers at this special event: Tom Lucci, WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM; Michael Quinlin, MassJazz; Charles McEnemey, Future of Music Coalition; Steve Schwartz, WGBH 89.7

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JJA Members Updates: November 2011

Nov 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!

Angelika Beener is pleased to be a new member of The Jazz Journalists Association.  This month, Angelika interviews producer, DJ, and one third of the iconic hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, for … [read more]



JazzDIY debuts, Cadence returns to action

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
David Haney, pianist, composer, Cadence publisher as of Jan 2012

Unusual news of new and renewed platforms for news and information about jazz:

  • JazzDIY, an “online trade journal for jazz musicians” is launched —
  • Cadence, the 35-year-old magazine of improvised music, gets new life under new management.

Scott Menhinick,  former freelance journalist and since then independent publicist as Improvised Communications and small staff including his wife are intent on doing … [read more]



JazzDIY.com launches as “trade journal for jazz”

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
Jennifer Peabody, associate publisher, and Scott Menhinick, editor/publisher, of JazzDIY.com "Our plan is to share information, put it out there, give music people feedback about whether the ways they're running their businesses are effective or not." -- Scott Menhinick, JazzDIY.com


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
yvonne ervin

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]