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Learn the language

Jul 30th, 2011 | By


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]

JJA endorses Darmstadt “jazz:kritik” workshop

Jul 6th, 2011 | By

The Jazzinstitute of the City of Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany, is holding a weeklong interactive forum on jazz criticism at www.jazzkritik.de, and the JJA has signed on as approving the course.

“We realize that the reporting about jazz events in the German daily press as well as in the online media is not always what we envision it could be — … [read more]

JJA Member Updates: July 2011

Jul 5th, 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 wrote feature articles on Donny McCaslin and Craig Taborn for JazzTimes, as well as liner notes for Mike Moreno’s First In Mind (Criss Cross). He also reviewed Angelica Sanchez’s A Little House (Clean … [read more]

Backstage with George Wein at Saratoga

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Veteran jazz producer and festival founder George Wein was honored at the 34th Annual Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York recently.He received a bronze star in SPAC’s Walk of Fame. eyeJAZZ.tv producer Susan Brink caught him backstage, where he talked about receiving awards, what he’s doing now as well as his hopes for the … [read more]

JJA Jazz Awards 2011 as eyeJAZZ short form video

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Highlights of the JJA Jazz Awards are captured as a short form eyeJAZZ video by Lindalee Lawrence, an eyeJAZZ trainee. She shows JJA vp Yvonne Ervin and volunteers at the entrance to City Winery, the Hammer Klavier Trio in soundcheck, sponsor Jan Matthies commenting on the trio’s video nomination, Gregory Porter singing and explaining his work, Joe Lovano accepting his … [read more]

JazzWeek Radio Summit Moves to Detroit for 2012

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

The JazzWeek Summit, which has spent eight of its nine years in Rochester, New York, will move to Detroit in the summer of 2012. Having occurred annually during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival since 2002 (with one exception: in 2005 the Summit relocated to Syracuse), the jazz radio-centric conference will next take place in advance of the 33rd Detroit … [read more]

eyeJAZZ video: George Wein’s star embedded at Saratoga

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

eyeJAZZ video by R.J. DeLuke

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JJA Jazz Awards, 15th annual, a smash

Jun 12th, 2011 | By
2011 JJA Jazz Awards

The 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards celebrations were held yesterday (Sat., June 11), major winners including Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, Blue Note Records, Mosaic Records and Ambrose Akinmusire announced at a gala at City Winery, NYC with satellite parties in Arcata and Berkeley CA,  Boston , Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Tallahassee,  and Washington DC. Some 250 jazz journalists, musicians, record … [read more]