Announcing 13th annual JJA Jazz Awards nominees and gala

The Jazz Journalists Association -- of which I'm president -- has announced finalist nominees in 42 categories of excellence in jazz music, recording, presenting and journalism at a new website, -- which also  details who's playing at the Jazz Standard (NYC) cocktail barbeque where winners will be announced on June 16, 3 - 6 pm. and lets you buy tickets to the event.What's a Jazz Award? I'm deep into it, but why should you care? … [Read more...]