[jja-announce] JJA at IAJE
jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 8 14:12:33 EST 2008
Hi all -- forgive this long email, but it highlights some JJA-related
events at the IAJE conference starting Wednesday in Toronto, and
perhaps it's valuable to know some of what the members are doing
there. Please note that the JJA does not program these events;
sessions are organized by a panel spearheaded by IAJE publicist Don
Lucoff, that calls for topic proposals in July. The next IAJE
conference is scheduled for Seattle in January 2009. Reports on these
activities will be posted at Jazzhouse.org -- as will archives on
last October's Columbia University-produced Jazz in the Global
Imagination conference. And don't forget to see the new issue of Jazz
Notes, via downloadable pdf at Jazzhouse, now.
Wednesday, Jan 9:
7th Annual Gala Dinner & Awards
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Intercontinental Ballroom, Intercontinental Toronto Centre. Advance
reservations required; no tickets are available at the door.
Thursday, Jan 10:
11 am A Golden Age of Jazz Video. Technological
advancement and the overall growth in the DVD market have led to a
veritable renaissance in jazz video – from archival performances to
instructional videos. Moderator: Larry Appelbaum (Library of
Congress, JJA). Panelists: Danny Scher (DanSun Productions), Tom
Gulotta (Reelin' In The Years), Corey Christiansen, (Utah Music
School/Mel Bay Productions), Nina Newhouser (LRSMedia/Legends of Jazz).
Noon: Jazz & Tourism. Festivals and special events presenters share
their successes (and failures) in making jazz festivals and events
tourist-friendly. Moderator: Frank Malfitano (Syracuse Jazz Festival)
Panelists: John Orysik (Vancouver Int'l Jazz Festival), Bill Royston
(Portland Jazz Festival, JJA), Rick White (Festival Network), Jan
Willem-Luyken (Northsea Jazz Festival), Scott Southard (IMN).
1 pm Jazz Journalists Association Workshop: Who Asked
You, Anyway? Day 1 A hands-on clinic taught over three days (one hour
per day), designed and implimented by the JJA, on how to write a good
jazz review - for print, blog or radio. Clinicians: Stuart Broomer
(Toronto Life, JJA) and Howard Mandel (Down Beat, NPR, New York
University, president, Jazz Journalists Association).
3 pm Interview: Vocalese Spoken Here: Jon Hendricks and
Kurt Elling. Two giants of jazz vocalizing discuss the legacy their
field, and its future. With moderator Christopher Loudon (JazzTimes).
3 pm Workshop: Selecting and Scheduling Jazz on The
Radio. Some radio stations schedule every song using software, some
follow a clock or rotation, and some leave it completely to the host.
Music directors and programmers from jazz stations discuss their
methods and evaluations of music scheduling Moderator: Derrick Lucas
(WGMC). Panelists: José Rizo (KKJZ, JJA A Team Award honoree, 2007),
Alisa Clancy (KCSM, JJA), Arturo Gomez (KUVO), Mitchell Feldman
(Georgia Public Radio, JJA).
4 pm From 52nd Street to Carnegie Hall: Roy Haynes & Dan
Morgenstern. A conversation between two of the legends in jazz
history. NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern (JJA Lifetime Achievement
Award winner) and NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes (multiple winner of JJA
Awards for drummer of the year and Lifetime Achievement in Jazz)
connect the dots.
5 pm NEA Jazz Advocacy. Since 2004, the National
Endowment for the Arts has recognized a jazz leader who has helped
guide, advance, inspire, and promote the art and artists of jazz with
the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy (named for
NEA former deputy chairman and JJA A Team Honoree A.B. Spellman.
Moderator NEA Chairman Dana Gioia with Advocacy recipients John Levy
(John Levy Enterprises), Gunther Schuller (New England Conservatory),
Dan Morgenstern (Institute of Jazz Studies).
6 pm Exhibit Grand Opening, Exhibit Hall C-Level 300-Metro
Toronto Convention Centre.
Friday, Jan 11
10 am The Jazz CD is (Not) Dead. Industry vets talk
about how and why CDs still comprise the majority of sales of jazz
recordings. Moderator: Ricky Schultz (jazzconsultant.com) Panelists:
Margi Cheske (Concord Records), Jean Pierre LeDuc (Justin Time
Records, JJA), Scott Morin (Universal Music), Jessica Sendra
(Borders), Josh Sherman (Savoy).
11 am The NEA Jazz Masters. 2008 NEA Jazz Masters
Candido Camero, Quincy Jones, Tom McIntosh, Gunther Schuller, and Joe
Wilder converse and comment on jazz lives and the current scene. Jazz
author A.B. Spellman moderates.
Noon -- In The Number: Can New Orleans Come Marching
Back? An in-depth presentation of cultural recovery efforts and the
music scene now in the Crescent City. Moderator: Larry Blumenfeld
1 pm One on One with Paul Bley. The influential and
prolific Canadian pianist talks about his life and music in a special
interview session with Moderator Mark Miller (JJA).
1 pm Who Asked You, Anyway? Day 2. Students work one-on-
one with JJA memtors, including clinicians Stuart Broomer (Toronto
Life) and Howard Mandel (JJA), Willard Jenkins, Larry Blumenfeld,
Larry Appelbaum, James Hale, Ashante Infantry, Neil Tesser, David
Adler, Ken Dryden, et al.
3 pm The Blog! Who needs newspapers, magazines, radio
stations, and web sites, when you can have your own say on your own
site? Musicians, journalists and others discuss how the culture of
blogging is changing the jazz world as we know it. Moderator: Neil
Tesser (Listen Here, JJA). Panelists: Darcy James Argue (Secret
Society), Jason Crane (The Jazz Session), Carl Wilson (Zoilus/The
Toronto Sun), David Ryshpan (Settled in Shipping), David Adler
(Lerterland.blogspot.com, JJA Jazz Notes).
4 pm Live Blindfold Test featuring Jamey Aebersold and
David Baker. Down Beat editor Jason Koransky challenges two legendary
jazz educators to identify and discuss the music and musicians from a
number of selected recordings.
5 pm – JJA party-- Novotel Hotel restaurant/lounge
5 pm – NEA Jazz Masters Reception
Saturday, Jan 12
10 am Jazz Radio Roundtable. Jazz radio veterans assess
the current state of jazz broadcasting and face tough questions: Is
jazz radio dying or healthy? What does it need to do to survive or
thrive? Will the internet and HD Radio save it or send it to its
demise? Moderator: Tom Mallison (Public Radio East-North Carolina,
JJA) Panelists: Russ Davis (XM Radio/Voice of America), Eric Jackson
(WGBH), Larry Appelbaum (WPFW/Library of Congress, JJA), Alisa Clancy
noon -- Jazz in the Digital Age, Part 3. Third
installment of the Jazz Journalists Association's survey of jazz's
image in media now, by those who create it. Writers, bloggers,
broadcasters, webcasters, photographers and videographers of both
professional and amateur standing face new channels of information
dissemination and consumption: useful adaptations, speculations on
the future. Moderator: Howard Mandel (JJA) Panelists: James Hale
(DownBeat, JJA), Tim Posgate (musician, Canadian Jazz Life blog).
1 pm Who Asked You, Anyway? Day 3. A presentation and
panel discussion of writings developed during the Jazz Journalists
Association's three-day clinic on reviewing.
2 pm Jazz Journalists Association international members
4 pm Writing for Radio. A master class for emerging jazz
radio broadcasters, with veteran producers discussing program
planning, scripting, and pacing – processes like writing,
spontaneous or not. Clinicians: Katie Malloch (CBC), Becca Pulliam
(NPR Jazz Set, JJA), Mannon Miessen (Radio Netherlands),Tom Reney
5 pm Music Without Borders. An intimate conversation
with leading jazz musicians who have crossed boundaries, finding
inspiration in classical, new contemporary music and beyond.
Moderator: Adina L. Williams (Boosey & Hawkes, JJA). Panelists: David
Benoit and Paquito D'Rivera.
MAYBE SEE YOU THERE? -- Howard
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