[jja-announce] JJA activities, NYC January 7 - 11

Howard Mandel Jazzmandel at aol.com
Fri Dec 18 15:36:22 EST 2009

Dear JJA members,

I'm excited to tell you about programming the JJA is setting up for  
the second weekend of Januaryt 2010 in New York City -- at the same  
time as the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts  
Presenters, Winterjazz fest, GlobalFest and the National Endowment of  
the Arts' Jazz Masters investitures at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Some  
details are yet to be determined, but since these events are coming up  
fast, you should have a heads up towards making plans.

APAP is generously providing the JJA with space to have meetings --  
which are being designed as moderated town hall-like group discussions  
-- in the afternoons of Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jan. 8 - 10. We  
plan to have a workshop regarding online video production basics on  
Saturday, Jan 9, and one on blogging, basics-to-intermedia level, on  
Monday, Jan 11 (both these off-premises of APAP). We hope to have a  
cocktail party -- with a low cost of cover charge -- on either Sunday  
or Monday.

JJA members will be able to attend APAP's "Jazz Track" sessions IF  
they register for working-press credentials from APAP  (contact Leah  
Frelinghuysen, Director of Public Affairs at 202-212-6875, or email info at apapconference.org 
). We can attend the NEA's "Meet the Jazz Masters" at 11 a.m. Monday  
(make your reservation here) and contact Victoria Hutter, public  
relations officer for the NEA's Jazz Masters, at Hutterv at arts.gov for  
further information. We are also invited to attend APAP's final forum,  
Tomorrow's Jazz Audiences: Where Are They? on Tuesday, 3 - 5 p.m. Make  
reservations here.

To attend Winterjazz fest, an amazing carnival of current talents in 5  
downtown clubs, running nights of both Jan 8 and 9, contact publicist  
Kim Smith, GlobalFest which features international musical performers,  
is a project of producer Bill Bragin, with dozens of international  
bands playing on three stages at Webster Hall, Sunday Jan 10.

I've been in correspondence with some of you about aspects of this  
programming, but very little of it is firm yet -- so if you haven't  
been in touch with ideas or availability, please email me with your  
concerns and/or interests. If you HAVE already consulted, I'll be  
getting back to you.

Have a great weekend leading up to merry holidays, and I look forward  
to what the JJA can do as its members get together (and get IT  
together) in 2010.


Howard Mandel
jazzmandel at earthlink.net
phone 212 533 9495
mobile 212 533 4952

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