Posted by Hash Varsani // August 27, 2012
Since its creation in 1987 the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of approximately 300 members – professional journalists, students, industry associates and supporting institutions – has dedicated itself to the promotion, divulgation and appreciation of jazz. Each year, starting from 1997, they have awarded the JJA Award, a prize to excellence in both music and journalism. Here’s the list of winners of the 2012 JJA Awards, the most prestigious distinction in jazz music.
Category: Jazz Journal // Tags: Ambrose Akinmusire, Anat Cohen, award, Ben Williams, Bill Frisell, Christian McBride, ECM, Gary Burton, Gary Smulyan, Gary Versace, Gretchen Parlato, Horace Silver, jazz, Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award, Joe Lovano Us Five, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, Miles Davis, Mingus Big Band, Nicole Mitchell, Poncho Sanchez, Regina Carter, rudresh mahanthappa, Sonny Rollins, Toots Thielemans, Vijay Iyer, Wycliffe Gordon // 4 Responses
Posted by Hash Varsani // July 17, 2012
JazzAscona is considered one of the world’s most important appointments of historical jazz styles and of the music and culture of New Orleans. The festival offers itself as a gathering and exchange place for the international and local jazz scene. Along the Lake Maggiore shores jazz breathes, musicians meet, and tradition renews itself. It is not by chance that every year new ideas and musical projects are born right here in Ascona.
JazzAscona is an extraordinary mix of culture and fun that involves the whole of Ascona’s historical centre with more than 200 concerts and jam sessions with at least 300 musicians from all over the world. The artistic direction is curated by Nicolas Gilliet, who has been at the head of the event for the past nine years.