Frozen Music, Slavic portraits of jazz greats
Jazz Journalists Association
by Vid Jeraj
4d ago
Davor Hrvoj Frozen Music, radio and TV editor, writer and photographer Davor Hrvoj’s fifth book on jazz, sees the light as the fifth release in the Jazz Beat book series. As series editor Karlo Ilić stated during the book release event in Zagreb, Croatia last December, it is “dedicated to a written incorporation of jazz music. . . and … [read more ..read more
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Members Updates, Dec ’22: Jazz journalism that was, is!
Jazz Journalists Association
by JJA Editor
2w ago
Who can even remember last month, last year? We jazz journalists focus on now and tomorrow! But hold on, that’s wrong: Good journalism has a longer shelf life, if we spread word of it! So check out what our professional connoisseurs did last month that helped raise the profile of music, using media in myriad ways. (And welcome to new … [read more ..read more
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Final bars, 2022 edition
Jazz Journalists Association
by Ken Franckling
2w ago
An extensive list of hundreds of international esteemed jazz, blues and “creative music” instrumentalists, singers and adherents of those arts who died in 2022. Compiled for the Jazz Journalists Association from sources including local newspapers, 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 ..read more
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Letter from Cluj, of jazz and culture
Jazz Journalists Association
by Virgil Mihaiu
3w ago
Virgil Mihaiu, photo Wikipedia Virgil Mihaiu has been a JJA member for some 30 years, supporting and reporting on music and other subjects (he is a highly respected scholar of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works, among many other credits. His letter below demonstrates how a breadth of interests employing values of jazz and improvisation tie together a life rich with ideas … [read more ..read more
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New JJA Information One-Stop!
Jazz Journalists Association
by JJA Editor
1M ago
The JJA has multiple outlets, platforms, and social media accounts. Links and information on each of these is contained in this Google doc — the JJA Information One-Stop.… [read more ..read more
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Final bars, 2022 edition
Jazz Journalists Association
by Ken Franckling
1M ago
An extensive list of hundreds of international esteemed jazz, blues and “creative music” instrumentalists, singers and adherents of those arts who died in 2022. Arnold Jay Smith, Jazz Awards 2008/ NYC 6-18-08 photo by Enid Farber Compiled for the Jazz Journalists Association from sources including local newspapers, the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt newsletter, AllAboutJazz.com, Wikipedia, the New York Times, Legacy.com, Rolling Stone, … [read more ..read more
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Jazz recordings released in 2022
Jazz Journalists Association
by JJA Editor
1M ago
JazzWeek, which publishes weekly jazz radio airplay charts, has posted its annual spreadsheet of recordings released during the previous 12 months. Editor/publisher Ed Trefzger notes that the Google doc “only includes those releases that were submitted for tracking on radio, so there may be 2022 releases not on the list.” Nonetheless, it is an invaluable resource — as are the … [read more ..read more
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Nov-Dec Members’ Updates: Y’all been good!
Jazz Journalists Association
by JJA Editor
1M ago
As days grow short nights grow long. As jazz is night music, that’s good for jazz journalists, right? More time to listen. More time to listen. The JJA is up to 223 active members — writers, photographers, broadcasters, new media professionals and our supporters, mostly in the US but across the world — and we’re busy putting on The Buzz … [read more ..read more
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JJA activities now and soon
Jazz Journalists Association
by JJA Editor
2M ago
Coming to the close of a busy year, the JJA has posted the 12th of The Buzz, a podcast with Willard Jenkins (JJA co-founder, WPFW program host, DC Jazz Festival artistic director, ) interviewed about his book Ain’t But a Few of Us by board member Susan Brink; scheduled its seventh “Seeing Jazz” photography master class for December 10 with … [read more ..read more
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Members’ updates, Halloween edition
Jazz Journalists Association
by Michael J. West
3M ago
Did you trick or treat? JJA members have been busy communicating to the world about jazz. It’s what we do. New JJA members are Albuquerque, NM photographer James Ben Williams, Mt. Ranier, MD radio and tv program host/producer, ethnomusicologist and musician Brooks Long, and Nedici Dragoslav, photographer from Timisoara, Romania. Welcome! See what others are up to on page 2 … [read more ..read more
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