The Jazz Journalists Association‘s five days of programming in coordination with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference and Nat’l Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters events was a raging success on several fronts. Activities included the educational, informational, musical, productive and social. Overall, the JJA conference counted approximately 100 participants.
Our town hall sessions were videotaped for archival purposes. A web-available version of the blog workshop is being prepared for eventual posting. The NEA’s luncheon discussion was taped by the NEA, and may be posted. Details tba.
David Adler, Sheila Anderson, Bridget Arnwine, Elise Axelrad, Nancy Barrell, Robert Baird, Paul Blair, Larry Blumenfeld, Jason Byrne, Joan Anton Cararach, Gwen Calvier, Sharonne Cohen, Barbara Connelly, Hui Cox, Peter Crimini, Claire Daly, Sara Donnelly, Kent Devereaux, Dan Doyle, Alex Duthil, Yvonne Ervin, Enid Farber, Will Friedwald, Charlie Gans, Melvin Gibbs, Gary Giddins, Lois Gilbert, John Gilbreath, Mike Gomez, Kirpal Gordon, David Hajdu, James Hale, Norm Harris, Pat Harris, John Edward Hasse, Gary Heidt, Andrey Henkin, Tad Hendrickson, Geoffrey Himes, Darren Hoffman, Antje Huebner, Victoria Hutter, Celia Ipiotis, Cicily Janus, Patrick Jarenwattananon, Willard Jenkins, Martin Johnson, Ashley Kahn, Dan Kassell, Nancy Kazerman, Kathryn King, Elzy Kolb, Randy Klein, Joel Levin, Sean Lorre, Don Lucoff, Eugene Marlow, Nora McCarthy, Myra Melford, Gordon Marshall, Greg Masters, John Murph, Jared Negley, Lyn Orman, Dan Ouellette, Ted Panken, Tina Pelikan, Jon Poses, Lenore Raphael, Michael Ricci, Alex Rodriguez, Seth Rothstein, Mitch Seidel, Richard Seidel, Dawn Singh, Rick Skelly, Arnold Jay Smith, Greg Thomas, Scott Thompson, Peter Varshavsky, Jeanette Vuocolo, Yulin Wang, Alex Webb, Mike West, Adina Williams and Bridget Wilson. I won’t take time here to give their associations or link to their sites, but they’re all media professionals (plus a couple savvy musicians).
Jazz Journalists Association January 2010 NY Conference
Special thanks to those who contributed time, talent, space and resources, especially
- APAP (Association of Performing Arts Centers)
- National Endowment for the Arts / NEA Arts Journalism Institutes
- Mediakite Training Center
- The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music
- Faces & Names Bar and Lounge
- Ozmotic Media
- Kim Smith Public Relations
Huge thanks to all those who participated in our Town Halls and workshops, notably including speakers Bob Blumenthal, Farah Jasmine Griffin and Eric Gibson, and session moderators David Hajdu, James Hale and Andras Szanto.
Conference organizers/JJA officers: Howard Mandel, Yvonne Ervin, Eugene Marlow and Arnold Jay Smith.
The JJA might try this again. Meanwhile, ideas arose that ought to be followed-up on, and realized. Read it here first.