The Jazz Journalists Association has announced nominees for its 2017 JJA Jazz Awards, the 21st annual celebration of excellence in music and music journalism. Henry Threadgill, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music and the JJA’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award, tops the ballot with seven nominations, followed by tenor saxophonist-bandleader Charles Lloyd and pianist-trio leader Fred Hersch, … [read more]
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More than two dozen “Jazz Heroes” — Americans exerting unusual positive musical influence on their communities, and not only by being musicians – have been named be celebrated in 20 U.S. locales throughout April, Jazz Appreciation Month 2017, the Jazz Journalists Association announces in collaboration with jazz community grassroots groups, institutions and supporters nationwide.
She complete list of Heroes, with photos, bios and … [read more]
W. Royal Stokes has posted his annual roundup of music-and-culture-related books he received from publishers in 2016. He has annotated each of 150 titles with notes from their press releases and his own mini-reviews. His comments on books dealing specifically with jazz are excerpted below.
If you’d … [read more]
An extensive list of hundreds of international esteemed jazz, blues and “creative music” instrumentalists, vocalists and adherents of those arts who died in 2016. Compiled for the Jazz Journalists Association from sources including local newspapers, Deadrockstars.com, the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt newsletter, AllAboutJazz.com, Wikipedia, the New York Times, Legacy.com, Rolling Stone, Variety, JazzTimes.com, blogs, listserves, Facebook pages and European publications. Links to their … [read more]
“Basics of Jazz Journalism” is the title of the JJA’s panel discussion/workshop at the fifth annual Jazz Connect conference, to be held from 2 pm to 3 pm, Thursday, January 5, 2017, in the York Theatre (Lower Level II) of St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th St.) in New York City.
On the panel/workshop, JJA members Laurence Donohue-Greene… [read more]
Four editors from DownBeat, a Jazz Education Network board member and an international crew of media-savvy writers, photographers and broadcasters attended the JJA’s potluck picnic at the 37th annual Chicago Jazz Fest Sunday, Aug. 6, knoshing on donuts, bagels and cream cheese under a blazing noon sun.
While sound checks for Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band, … [read more]
The JJA’s Youtube published video of the 2015 Jazz Awards party in New York City held June 16,
features a performance and talk by Lifetime Achievement in Jazz honoree Randy Weston, excerpts of music by Fula Flute, Antoinette Montague with Danny Mixon, the Mimi Jones Quintet, and journalists, … [read more]
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]
The Jazz Journalists Association is calling for your submissions to the first-time category, “Jazz Shortform Online Video of the Year.” In a first for the annual JJA Jazz Awards, nominations are open to the public, who can submit nominations for videos that fit the criteria below.
Applicable for entry: Any original jazz video production, 12.5 minutes or less, posted on … [read more]
Mark your calendars! The Jazz Journalists Association has announced a date for its 2011 Jazz Awards gala gathering: Saturday, June 11, again at City Winery, 155 Varick Street in Manhattan.
The gala will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., an hour longer than the JJA’s previous awards events, to allow more time for presentations of the honors … [read more]