[jja-announce] Join our online forum Jan. 21

James Hale jhale@sympatico.ca
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 09:12:17 -0500

JJA members are invited to join an online discussion on the state of 
jazz biographies. Is it truly the Golden Age of the jazz bio? What are 
the stories behind the stories? How do you sell your idea to a 
publisher? Which jazz artists 'sell' and which don't?

All this and more will be revealed Tuesday as some of the leading jazz 
biographers and publishers participate in the first JJA Online Forum of 

Time: Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Place: www.jazzhouse.org - and follow the link to the forum.

The Panel:

Donald Clarke: author of Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon.

Ira Gitler: author of Masters of Bebop: A Listener's Guide, co-author of 
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.

Leslie Gourse: author of biographies of Joe Williams, Nat King Cole, 
Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Wynton Marsalis, and Carmen McRae, and 

Richard Johnston: editor for Backbeat Books, publisher of Bill Evans: 
Everything Happens to Me and Stan Getz: Nobody Else But Me.

Howard Mandel: author of Future Jazz and president of the Jazz 
Journalists Association.

Lara Pellegrinelli: doctoral candidate in ethnomusicology at Harvard 
University and a frequent contributor to JazzTimes.

Lewis Porter: author of John Coltrane: His Life and Music, editor of A 
Lester Young Reader.

David Ritz: author of Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott and Divided 
Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, and co-author of Brother Ray: Ray 
Charles' Own Story.

Alyn Shipton: author of Fats Waller: Cheerful Little Earful and Groovin’ 
High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie.

Stephanie Stein Crease: author of Gil Evans: Out of the Cool.

W. Royal Stokes: author of Living the Jazz Life: Conversations with 
Forty Musicians About Their Careers in Jazz.

John Szwed: author of Space Is The Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra 
and So What: The Life of Miles Davis.

Paul Tingen: author of Miles Beyond: Miles Davis, 1967-1991.

Scott Yanow: author of numerous books, including Swing, Bebop, 
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Classic Jazz and Trumpet Kings.