[jja-announce] big news! international jazz journalists conference!

Howard Mandel jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 28 16:57:25 EDT 2007


Saturday, September 29

Conference: Jazz in the Global Imagination:

Music, Journalism, and Culture
Columbia School of Journalism
2950 Broadway (at 116th Street)
9:00 am – 6 pm, with an evening panel at 7:30 pm.

The Jazz Journalists Association is pleased to announce its  
participation in “Jazz in the Global Imagination: Music, Journalism,  
and Culture,” an international conference of jazz journalists  
presented by Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies, 9 a.m. to  
9 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2007, in the Lecture Hall of the  
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 2950 Broadway (at  
116th St.) in New York City. The main event is free and open to the  
public.

The conference – first ever in the United States to gather senior,  
mid-career and emerging jazz-oriented media professionals from around  
the world in discussions of topics focused on globalization and new  
technologies – includes six panel discussions as well as a JJA  
reception (invitees only) on Friday, September 28 and a send-off  
brunch Sunday, September 30. Details will be posted at  
www.Jazzhouse.org, website of the JJA. The JJA also will hold a real- 
time, globally interactive blog from and about the conference at  
www.Jazzhouse.org, and is currently investigating webcasts of the  
panels.

Thirty-two jazz journalists from Canada, China, France, Germany,  
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Turkey besides  
the United States will speak in the moderated 90-minute sessions on  
“The Global and the Local,” “Systems of Production and Consumption,”  
“Globalizing the Personal,” “New Music, New Aesthetics,” “Journalism  
and History,” and “Jazz in the Global Imaginary,” The conference is  
curated by George E. Lewis, Edwin H. Case professor of music at  
Columbia University director of the Center for Jazz Studies, in close  
consultation with JJA president Howard Mandel. Mandel is author of  
Miles, Ornette, Cecil – Jazz Beyond Jazz, to be published this fall  
by Routledge, adjunct faculty at New York University and a blogger  
(http:// www.artsjournal.com/jazzbeyondjazz; Lewis is a trombonist,  
electronic music composer-improviser and author of the upcoming Power  
Stronger Than Itself: The Association for the Advancement of Creative  
Musicians, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press (http:// 
www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/236682.ctl).

JJA members participating include Seda Binbasgil (Turkey), Alain  
Derbez (Mexico), James Hale (Ottawa), Ashante Infantry (Toronto),  
Francisco Martinelli (Italy), Cyril Moshkow (Russia), Kazue Yokoi  
(Tokyo) as well as Marcela Breton, Francis Davis, Gary Giddins, Don  
Heckman, Dan Morgenstern, Ron Scott, John Szwed and Ted Panken, all  
from the United States. Participants not officially unaffiliated with  
the JJA include Gwen Ansell (South Africa), Christian Broecking  
(Germany), Alex Dutilh (France), Andy Hamilton (UK), Patrik Landolt  
(Switzerland), Jason Lee (China), Alexander Pierrepont (France), Maxi  
Sickert (Germany), Bert Vuisje (Netherlends), Lars Westin (Sweden),  
and Jason Berry, June Cross, Stanley Crouch, Jennifer Odell, Ben  
Ratliff, Bill Shoemaker, Greg Tate, K. Leander Willliams and George  
Varga.

Jazz in the Global Imagination: Journalists on Music and World  
Culture is the culminating event of the Columbia/Harlem Festival of  
Global Jazz, which takes place from Wednesday, September 19 through  
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.  The Festival, which is presented by  
Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies in partnership with  
Jazzmobile, Inc., and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, will  
feature leading national and international musicians, journalists,  
and scholars in performances, conferences, symposia, film screenings,  
and technology-based community events, all open to the public.

For up-to-date information, please visit the Center for Jazz Studies  
website: http://www.jazz.columbia.edu. For further information about  
the JJA receptions, interactive global blog and panel webcasts,  
please visit www.jazzhouse.org.

Media Contact: Anne Burt, 212-854-7884 ab2673 at columbia.edu

Center for Jazz Studies Contact: Dan Beaudoin, 212-851-1630,  
db2469 at columbia.edu

Jazz Journalists Association Contact: Howard Mandel, 212 -533-9495,  
hman at jazzhouse.org

  


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