[jja-announce] start buying those tickets now

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Mon May 24 12:43:25 EDT 2004


Dear JJA people -- 

the Jazz Awards parties are coming -- at B. B. King's in New York City on 
Tuesday, June 15, and at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles on Monday, June 21. Buy 
your tickets now -- by credit card at www.JazzJournalistsAwards.com, and by 
check made out to the Jazz Journalists Association c/o Arnold Jay Smith, 436 
State St., Brooklyn NY 11217. 

Tickets to members cost $40 for NYC cocktails-supper-photo silent 
auction-Awards presentations and music by Dewey Redman trio, Doug Wamble, Sean Jones 
Quartet, Judy "Blackbird" Bady's band and the Renee Cruz New School Jazz Ensemble;

Tickets to members cost $25 for LA cocktails-supper-"A-Team" Awards 
presentations to Horace Silver by Gerald Wilson, the late radio host Chuck Niles, jazz 
education altruist LaRue Brown-Watson, and Dr.s Margaret Ray and Paul Martin, 
who gave Billy Higgins his liver transplant; music by Benny Maupin's band, 
Vinny Golia and friends, and the trio of Dwight Tribble, Nate Morgan and Roberto 
Miranda. 

Remember: this is a benefit for the JJA as well as the Jazz Foundation of 
America's Musicians Emergency Fund. The finances are going to help the JJA set up 
more educational initiatives, panel discussions, and meetings, and to 
contribute to the JFA's efforts in behalf of jazz musicians in need. 

Sponsors are in place,  WBGO-FM will be broadcasting reports from the party 
in NYC (cyberstreaming world-wide), Gene Martin will take a group shot of all 
musicians and journalists who show up at 3:45 -- and the goodie bags will be 
filled to the brim, in LA as well as NYC. Payment for the tickets is tax 
deductable, and not only is it fun, this event demonstrates to the rest of the jazz 
world just how the JJA is effective. Last year the Jazz Awards were news on the 
CNN crawl, in AP and UPI reports, in dozens of newspapers across the U.S., 
and in music magazines internationally. With your help, again we'll make a mark. 
Be there . . .

Howard


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