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Talking Jazz II: Jazz Educators and Jazz Journalists: Friends or Foes?


Does the world of jazz scholarship respect and employ the work of jazz journalists, and do jazz journalists gain from relations with the academy? Are the worlds of jazz education and jazz information/dissemination parallel or do they intersect? What values and techniques do both media-makers and teachers hold dear, or need to acquire? Are there ways to build or strengthen bonds, or are these two sectors of the jazz ecology forever separate, equal or not?  Hear what our panel of experts has to say and post your own questions and comments for the panel at this open-to-all Google Hangout.


 TheJazzCruise.com The 2014-15  JJA online Talking Jazz panels are presented by The Jazz Cruise as part of its Anita E. Berry Jazz Education Fund


Panelists (l-r):
Dr. Larry Ridley, executive director of the African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., is a bassist, lecturer at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University, and professor of music emeritus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he designed and implemented the undergraduate jazz degree program of the Livingston College starting in 1972.
Dr. Monika Herzig is a jazz pianist/ composer as well as Senior Lecturer in the Arts Administration program at Indiana University. Currently she serves as the Secretary for the Jazz Education Network and heads the Jazz Research Committee. More info at  monikaherzig.com
Neil Tesser has written and broadcast about jazz for more than 40 years, for publications ranging from Playboy Magazine to the New York Times. He won the 2014 Grammy Award for liner-note writing.
Alex W. Rodriguez is a jazz writer, improviser, trombonist and PhD student in ethnomusicology at UCLA, where his current research focuses on jazz clubs around the world and the creative improvised music communities that surround them (with case studies in California, Chile, and Russia). Alex also contributes jazz coverage to NPR Music’s A Blog Supreme and LA Weekly’s West Coast Sound and maintains his own blog, Lubricity.

Moderated by JJA President Howard Mandel.


(This recording is in two parts because we got knocked “off air” half way through– and then again before the Hangout was over. Our apologies! But we think our panelists had lots of great stuff to say anyway so check it out!)

Live Blog Jazz Educators & Jazz Journalists

Previous webinars can be viewed for free at the links below:

Talking Jazz 1 Where We’ll Hear JazzView the Recording

Talking Jazz 2 What Should Arts Journalists Know? View the Recording

Talking Jazz 3  Federal, State & City Arts Funding & Jazz View the Recording

Talking Jazz 4 Jazz ‘Diplomacy’ Now View the Recording

Talking Jazz 5  Museums Keep Jazz Alive View the Recording

Talking Jazz 6   Teaching Jazz Values  View the Recording

Talking Jazz 7  New Online Jazz Publications  View the Recording

Talking Jazz 8  Big Jazz Publications  View the Recording

Talking Jazz II  Jazz Radio in Transition Part 1 View the Recording

Talking Jazz II  Jazz Radio in Transition Part 2 View the Recording