[jja-announce] JJA at IAJE

Howard Mandel 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  
(Jazziz, JJA).

             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.


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