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24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

Educators, Presenters, Philanthropists, Fans, Players, Poet and Dentist Hailed as Activists, Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors of Jazz Honored New York, NY: Two dozen “JazzHeroes"—activists of positive influence on their musical communities—have been announced today by the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of media professionals, in collaborations with grassroots organizations andsupporters in 22 U.S. cities, ...


Article: Live Review

Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination

Read "Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination" reviewed by Paula Phillips

Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz Oxygen for the Ears is a 2012 award-winning documentary film depicting the vibrancy of the jazz scene in the nation's capital. Made in three years by German-born astrophysicist Stefan Immler, the 94-minute documentary shows the city's key role in the past, present and future of jazz and is gaining attention ...


News: Festival

DC Jazz Festival Receives NEA Art Works Grant

On November 30, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) proudly announced that it will once again receive a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the 2012 Festival, which will take place June 1-10, 2012. The DCJF is receiving one of 863 grant awards, which total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic ...


News: Award / Grant

La Maison Française Honored with DCJF Jazz Advocacy Award

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) honored La Maison Française and The Embassy of France as the recipient of the 2011 John Conyers Jr. Jazz Advocacy Award for its devotion and commitment to jazz. The Jazz Advocacy Award is presented each year to an individual or organization that has actively supported jazz and the DCJF. The award, ...


Article: Live Review

DC Jazz Festival: June 1-13, 2011

Read "DC Jazz Festival: June 1-13, 2011" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

DC Jazz Festival 2011 Washington, DCJune 1-13, 2011 The DC Jazz Festival's seventh year was defined in equal measure by the event's now distinct combination of local acts and headline guests, spread throughout the city's stages, museums, and local clubs. Unlike many festivals, the DC Jazz Festival has maintained an exclusive ...


Article: Live Review

DC Jazz Festival Perseveres Through Sixth Year

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DC Jazz FestivalWashington, D.C.June 1-13, 2010 The biggest success of the sixth annual Washington, D.C. jazz festival may simply have been pulling it off. Faced with difficult economic times and a rebranding from the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival to the DC Jazz Festival, which according to several sources resulted from a dispute ...


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