[jja-announce] Jazz Awards update, fact-filled

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Fri Jun 2 19:43:29 EDT 2006


Hi, members -- 

the 10th annual JJA Jazz Awards at B.B. King's on 42nd St. Monday June 19, 
3:15 - 7 pm is coming up fast -- suspense for who won what after voting by the 
JJA's professional members in 43 categories of musical and journalistic 
excellence is mounting. Please order your tickets now ($75 to JJA members, dinner and 
party, available via credit card secure server) from JazzJournalistsAwards 
(or call Lois Gilbert, JazzCorner.com, 212 243 - 0456) 

Featured performers at the Jazz Awards: 

the Dewey Redman Ensemble,
the Sy Johnson Quartet with Craig Handy, 
T.C. III, Anheuser-Busch/Jazzmobile vocal competition winner,
Pianist Ezra Weiss Sextet with Michael Mossman, trumpet; Antonio Hart, alto 
sax;  Kelly Roberge, tenor saxophone; Corcoran Holt, bass; performing EW's 
ASCAP Young Jazz Composers competition winner "Winter Machine" --
there will be surprises

Among confirmed attendees: Lee Konitz, Jason Moran, Marian McPartland, Miguel 
Zenon, Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris, Fred Hersch, Dafnis Prieto, Andrew Hill, 
Giacomo Gates, Edsel Gomez, Sue Mingus, Marty Ehrlich, Roswell Rudd, Clare 
Daly, Lew Tabackin, Sam Rivers, Jamie Baum, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Henry Grimes, Chris 
Barretto, Maria Schneider . . .also many members of jazz recording industry, 
publications staffs, broadcasting outlets and educational institutions . . . 

Tickets are limited going, going -- MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS NOW -- 
JazzJournalistsAwards.com or call by phone to Lois at JazzCornerJJA, 212 243-0456, just 
as the same as I wrote above -- 

If you can't attend in person, You can represent yourself anyway by buying a 
3-line personal ad in the program book, to be distributed in NYC and LA, for 
$50   (JazzJournalistsAwards.com for that, too. Sample: "Howard Mandel, 
Curmudgeon/Hman at jazzhouse.org/Wishes the JJA well!" You can also spread word of the 
JJA's 10th annual Jazz Awards, write about the Awards nominees and/or   the JJA 
in its 20th year -- talk about the Awards and nominees on the air, get those 
photographs of them printed, blog enthusiastically . .   . 

Sponsorship for the Jazz Awards is being generously provided by BET J, 
Anheuser -Busch, ASCAP, Concord Music Group, Mack Avenue Records, Steinway Pianos, 
Mr. George Wein and WBGO-FM, among others. We're grateful for these sponsors; 
they provide more than funds alone.

 "A Team honorees" -- advocates, activists, altruists, aiders and abettors of 
jazz -- receiving their Awards at B. B. King's :
Michael Cogswell director of the Louis Armstrong House; 
Phoebe Jacobs, executive vice president the Louis Armstrong Educational 
Foundation; 
Sandra Jaffe and her son Ben, founder and current co-director, respectively, 
of New Orleans' Preservation Hall; 
Bill McFarlin, executive director of the International Association for Jazz 
Education; 
Dollie McLean, co-director with her late husband Jackie McLean of Artists' 
Collective (Hartford)
Sheldon Meyer, publishing's leading jazz editor; 
Jonathan F.P. Rose, founder of Gramavision Records and as board member of 
Jazz at Lincoln Center, chair of its building program;
Gretchen Valade, founder of Mack Avenue Records and philanthropist 
underwriting the Detroit Jazz Festival;
Ann Ward, Dean of the AACM School of Music (Chicago).

More "A Team" members to be inducted at the Los Angeles Jazz Awards Party, 
July 30, Fred Jung ocundrgrnd at aol.com for further info)

A national JJA meeting will be held Wednesday, June 21 in New York City. Time 
(probably mid-day) and place (I hope New School Jazz performance space, 55 W. 
13th St fifth floor) to be confirmed. 

Gene Martin will take his annual Jazz Awards Group Photo at 3:30 at B.B. 
King's -- don't be late! Make those reservations --  JazzJournalistsAwards.com

see you there -- 

Howard

Howard Mandel
151 1st Ave.
NY NY 10003
phone 212 533 9495
cell 212 533 4952
www.HowardMandel.com
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