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JJA Jazz Awards Party Set for June 19 at Blue Note

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 23, 2013

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 The Jazz Journalists Association will celebrate the 17th annual JJA Jazz Awards  with a cocktail-and-music party on Wednesday June 19, from 4 to 6 pm at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. This event is open to the public.

Harpist Edmar Castañeda, 2013 winner of the Jazz Award for Players of Instruments Rare in Jazz, vocalistPaulette Dozier with pianist Danny Mixon, and violinist Zach Brock –a finalist nominee for Violinist/ Violist/Cellist of the Year– and his band will provide entertainment. Josh Jackson, host of WBGO’s The Checkout, will emcee.
Only winners of Jazz Awards in categories honoring jazz journalism and media will be announced at the party this year, as winners of categories for excellence in music  were announced  on May 1.  Finalist nominees in the journalism/media categories are include those up for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism, Best Book of the Year, Photo of the Year, Website of the Year, Print Periodical of the Year, Blog of the Year, the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Writing in the Year 2012 and the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting and Best Short Form Jazz Video.

The Jazz Awards party is well-known as a popular hang for players in all jazz-related industries –the jazz record business, jazz education, festival and concert production, management, publicity and booking agencies included– and it provides the opportunity to mingle with some of the best-informed, most articulate media experts in jazz today.

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