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Jazz World News September 2012

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
The JJA's ongoing jazz news aggregation, edited by Jared Negley


Cyril Moshkow in America

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Cyril Moshkow, publisher and editor of Jazz.Ru, author of a Russian-only book on the American jazz business and a longtime correspondent/friend of the JJA, came to the U.S. in October to introduce
pianist Ivan Farmakovsky’s American quartet in performance at Princeton University and elsewhere.Here’s a brief report from Cyril.  His detailed reports are on his blog and other platforms linked to below:

The

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Hands-on Blogging Workshops: free for JJA members, low-cost to others

Oct 21st, 2012 | By

Believing that web logs — “blogs” — and knowing how to use blog software have become requisites for anyone now using media professionally, the JJA introduces a series of four “how-to” workshops conducted by JJA media director JA Kawell, starting Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm EDT.

“Whether or not you have or are thinking about starting a blog,” wrote Howard [read more]



Converting to e-book: An author’s strategy

Sep 11th, 2012 | By
"They tell you they are going to help you do it, but they don't, so I hired eBook Architects in Austin, Texas to do that for me, and now the book looks great.”


The Reading Life, by Fradley Garner

Aug 21st, 2012 | By
In my last 30 years as an active freelance journalist in Denmark, I narrated some 500 commercial and documentary films in English. My marginal income tripled.


Philadelphia Jazz Coalition faces fans

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

Approximately 150 Philadelphia jazz devotees gathered at the Clef Club on Tuesday, July 31, for an energized and mostly upbeat Town Hall meeting held by the nascent Philadelphia Jazz Coalition. The event, in which this author participated as a panelist along with 14 local music

Future of Philly jazz: Clef Club Youth Band

activists, was a show of the breadth … [read more]



Big turnout for Boston public meeting re jazz radio

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

A sometimes raucous gathering of 150 jazz-loving Bostonians filled a conference room at the

JazzBoston's Bob Young addresses public meeting

Boston Public Library on July 31 to discuss l’affaire ‘GBH, and what might be done to develop jazz radio in the coming days.

The nonprofit advocacy group JazzBoston convened the meeting to seek forward-looking solutions to the sudden absence … [read more]



Ex-professor with a problem: Retirement funds don’t last

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
A job at a university, college or conservatory can be a coup for musicians, providing regular work, a reasonable salary, health and retirement benefits – security. Current retirement benefits, though, may favor younger employees who have time and resources to develop their investment portfolios.


Jazz Radio in Boston: Consider the Alternatives

Jul 30th, 2012 | By
What are the choices for future radio in Boston and elsewhere? Many consider terrestrial radio to be the indispensable cornerstone because it always has been, but that may not always be the case.


Grass roots jazz scenes organizing in Boston, Philly

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

July 31 is the date of simultaneous though unconnected meetings of broad coalitions of activists from local jazz scenes in Boston and Philadelphia. Jazz Boston holds a public meeting, specifically focused on the future of Boston jazz radio, at the Boston Public Library from 6 to 8 pm., and Jazz Bridge holds a Town Hall Meeting for Jazz at the … [read more]