[jja-announce] Jazzcorner news
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 20:52:42 -0500
Hello fellow JJA Members
There's a whole lot a shakin' going on around Jazzcorner.com: We have
totally redesigned and the largest discussion area for jazz on the web -
Jazzcorner's Speakeasy, at http://jazzcorner.com/speakeasy
In addition, we're about to redesign http://JazzJournalistsAwards.com,
the publicity site for details concerning the JJA's Jazz Awards 2003.
Speakeasy began in 1998 and has grown to be the largest bulletin board
and discussion area for jazz on the net. We had over 6200 registered
users and more than 16,000 threads when we moved over a little over a
week ago. Already on the new Speakeasy, we have more than 4,000 posts!
In some ways, we are starting over with this new look and new bulletin
board, but with the same purpose as the old Speakeasy - to bring the
jazz community just a little closer together. And the members of the
Jazz Journalists Association -- of which I'm one -- should know about us
as an entity and a research/publicity resource.
There are so many options that we're still learning them. Images can be
attached, changed and customized, events can be announced, our calendar
can be utilized to announce JJA events to a broader viewership than may
make it to Jazzhouse.org
In our Ask The Musicians forum, musicians including Ellery Eskelin, Bob
Brookmeyer, Robin Eubanks, Dennis Gonzalez, Mark Levine, Bobby Sanabria,
Judi Silvano, Billy Childs, Michael Weiss, Matthias Lupri, Jan Leder,
and Ben Allison will respond direclty to questions.
For journalists and budding journalists eager to disseminate their
opinions beyond their original publications - Record Reviews is back
and we've added a new forum: Live Reviews.
We've also added a new forum, by request - Jazz in Print - Books,
Magazine and Photos - where you add your own photos, articles or refer
with links to articles you wrote or are of interest to you....There's
also a new Classifieds section and an Audiophile forum.
To use Speakeasy you need to register (or reregister, if you used to use
the old Speakeasy) - http://jazzcorner.com/speakeasy and then come on
in. If you have any questions, we're just an email away:
As for JAZZJOURNALISTSAWARDS.COM -- we're getting the finalists nominees
for the Jazz Awards right now, as you are, and we'll be updating the
site for the JJA in new and attractive ways. Please give us a visit.
Lastly, all the names listed below have their complete websites with
jazzcorner. Please visit them, use them as a resource and please
contact any of them through their website or jazzcorner for interviews
and press materials.
And thank you JJA - for everything you do for us!
PEACE and BLESSINGS
Lois Gilbert and the Jazzcorner Family
A Tribute to Don Grolnick
Alan S. Bergman, Esq.
Terri Lyne Carrington
Leon Lee Dorsey
David Alan Gross
Onaje Allan Gumbs
Jazz Composers Collective
Jazz Foundation of America
Jazz Journalists Awards
Jazz Promo Services
Lines of Reason
Mary Ann McSweeney
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
New York Voices
Open Sky Jazz
Sharp Nine Records
Teaching Improv Music
Vertical Jazz Records