[members-announce] JJA Boston Panel 11/28- Next Monday!

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Jazz Journalists Association Presents
"Boston Jazz Now"

The Jazz Journalists Association will present "Boston Jazz Now" on 
Monday, November 28, 2005, 7-9 pm (Doors @ 6:30), at Scullers Jazz 
Club, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston.  Panelists are: Steve Schwartz, 
WGBH Radio; Jon Garelick, jazz journalist, Boston Phoenix; Donal Fox, 
composer and pianist and Artistic Director of JazzBoston; Esperanza 
Spalding, bassist/vocalist/Berklee College of Music Instructor; Karen 
Zorn, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Berklee College 
of Music; Marianne Solivan, Boston Jazz Collaborative Co-founder and 
jazz vocalist. The panel is produced and moderated by Jon Hammond, jazz 
radio announcer on 90.3 FM WRIU Kingston, RI and 90.5 FM WICN 
Worcester, MA. The event is free and open to the public.

One year after the JJA's "The Past, Present, and Future of Live Jazz in 
Boston" panel brought a standing-room crowd to Scullers, we'll take a 
look at and discuss the current Boston Jazz Scene as viewed from the 
radio, news, performance, and academia perspectives.

Jon Garelick is associate arts editor of the Boston Phoenix, where he 
also writes about music, books, movies, and other topics, as well as 
the column "Giant Steps," devoted chiefly to jazz. Jon also contributes 
to Jazziz and has also written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, 
Entertainment Weekly, and other publications. He is a two-time winner 
of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his writing about music.

Steve Schwartz has been part of WGBH Radio for nearly two decades, 
bringing a wealth of jazz programming knowledge to the airwaves. Jazz 
from Studio Four, which airs Fridays at 7pm on WGBH 89.7, provides 
Schwartz a venue for his many talents as a producer and host. A Boston 
native, Schwartz was inspired by several local and national jazz 
announcers, including Tony Cennamo, Ed Beach and "Symphony" Sid Torin.  
He joined WGBH in 1985, creating the station's weekend overnight jazz 
program, The Jazz Gallery. His current program, Jazz from Studio Four 
(formerly Now's the Time), began 1990 and has remained an 89.7 jazz 
staple. Mr. Schwartz was the 2004 winner of the eighth annual 
Excellence in Jazz Broadcasting/the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland 
Award, presented by The Jazz Journalists Association. Past recipients 
include McPartland and Dr. Billy Taylor. Schwartz is also on the Board 
of Directors of the JJA.

Donal Fox is an internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, and 
improviser in both the jazz and classical fields.  His numerous awards 
include a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, a 1998 
Fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), and 1999, 2001, 2003 
nominations for a CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts. Fox's innovative 
"Jazz Duet Series" has included concerts, recordings, and 
collaborations with Oliver Lake, John Stubblefield, Billy Pierce, David 
Murray, Elliott Sharp, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Al Foster, Gary 
Burton, John Patitucci, and poet Quincy Troupe. Fox was the first 
African American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony from 
1991 to 1992.  In the l993-94 season, he was a special guest artist at 
the Library of Congress in a program recorded by NPR, and a visiting 
artist at Harvard University. Fox has been featured with the Richmond 
(VA) Symphony and held artist-in-residence posts at the Tyrone Guthrie 
Center in Northern Ireland and the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in 
Schwandorf, Germany. In 2004, The Boston Globe's Bill Beuttler named 
Fox one of the Top Ten Jazz Acts, in the company of Herbie Hancock, 
Sonny Rollins, and Ron Carter. Visit www.leonellismusic.com.  Fox is 
currently Artistic Director of JazzBoston.

Marianne Solivan, Boston based jazz vocalist, originally hails from New 
York and has been a staple in the Boston area for the past several 
years. Marianne teaches music in the Boston Public School System, and 
is Co-Founder of the Boston Jazz Collective, an organization whose 
mission   is to support and promote the Boston Jazz Scene.

Esperanza Spalding, bassist, singer and composer, began playing in 
small jazz and blues venues around her hometown of Portland, Oregon. A 
Berklee College of Music Graduate and Instructor, Spalding has worked 
with such notable artists as Michel Camilo, Dave Samuels, Regina 
Carter, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Pat Metheny, and Terri Lyn 
Carrington and Patti Austin, and recently toured Mexico with Joe 
Lovano. She is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Boston Jazz 
Society scholarship for outstanding musicianship.

Karen Zorn is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at 
Berklee College of Music. She directs the faculty development program 
for the college, oversees Learning Resources (Library, Digital Media 
Center, the Learning Center), and manages projects for the office of 
Academic Affairs. In addition, she is currently developing an 
international faculty exchange program for Berklee, including exchanges 
with the Sorbonne (Paris) and the Royal Academy of Music (London). She 
currently serves as a member of the board of trustees at the Community 
Music Center of Boston. Karen is also heavily involved with Berklee's 
New Orleans Visiting Artist (NOVA) Program, created to aid and assist 
jazz musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Jon Hammond is host of "Bright Moments" heard Monday mornings on WRIU 
90.3 FM, in Kingston, Rhode Island as well as occasional guest host on 
WICN 90.5 FM, the NPR affiliate in Worcester, MA. A long time fan of 
jazz of all kinds, Hammond is an active JJA member, and has served as 
moderator for last year's JJA panel at Tanglewood Jazz Festival, which 
included Dave and Iola Brubeck, and has produced, co-produced, or 
moderated panels in Boston over the past year, and produced this year's 
JJA panel at the JVC Newport Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Journalists Association is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit 
organization of internationally-based writers, editors, photographers, 
broadcasters and media specialists who institute collegial and 
educational programs for the appreciation, documentation and 
promulgation of jazz.  JJA comprises more than 400 members in the US, 
Canada, Australia, Europe, the UK, Japan, Mexico, Moscow, South Africa 
and South America.

For more information on the JJA Panel presentation, contact Jon 
Hammond, bmwjonhammond at yahoo.com
Scullers Jazz Club is located in the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 
Soldiers Field Road in Boston.  Note:  Please do not call Scullers with 
inquiries regarding this event.

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