[jja-announce] voting, first round, on Photo Nominees

howard Mandel jazzmandel at earthlink.net
Wed May 6 17:59:48 EDT 2009

Hi All --

By now I hope you've checked out the new www.JazzJournalists.org  
website, devoted to the 2009 Jazz Awards (winners to be announce on  
Tues., June 16 at the Jazz Standard in NYC, 3 to 6 p.m.) We've just  
instituted first round voting on the Jazz Photos of the Year  
submissions there, to whittle the field of 30 down to five. Yes, you  
get to vote for 5 of the photos. Five, just five, please.

So go see them! You can get to JazzJournalists.org from a  live link  
at Jazzhouse.org, or type that URL www.JazzJournalists.org into your  
browser to take you there (don't expect to find it if you search "Jazz  
Awards" on Google, because it's too young to have any ranking and get  
"found" by the search engines yet).

Once you're there, you'll have to register to vote. It's a simple  
process. Go to http://www.jazzjournalists.org/user/register to  
register your new account. It will require you to make up a username  
and a password. There are a couple basic questions (like yr email  
address). Then you'll have an account, and can vote.will see new links  
appear with a link to the photo gallery and a link to a preliminary  
form for just narrowing down the photo nominees. Vote the for the five  
submissions you think best -- the five photos getting the most votes  
in this round will become finalists, to be voted on again.

Voting for the other Jazz Awards nominations will take place at  
Jazzhouse.org, but we don't have that set up yet. This week I hope -  
and I'll e-mail again as soon as it happens.

At www.JazzJournalists.org you can see the nominations ballot, you can  
see who's performing at the event, you can buy tickets (at the special  
JJA members price, $60; we're asking $100 from non-affiliated  
individuals). If you plan to attend, please reserve early; there is  
limited space and very unlikely to be room if you just show up on June  
16 at the Jazz Standard, hoping to slip in. We are seeking ads for the  
Jazz Awards program book right now, and sponsors for the Awards -- if  
you know individuals and/or companies that would like to participate  
in supporting the Jazz Awards, please send them to me, jazzmandel at earthlink.net 
, for further info and negotiation.

It's going to be a great 13th (bar-mitvah) Awards year, with music by  
Charles Tolliver's Big Band, Jane Bunnett's Spirits of Havana, pianist  
Marian Petrescu and guitarist Andreas Öberg, and some surprise guests.  
More info as it develops -- for now, go to www.JazzJournalists.org.

best, Howard

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

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