Did you know that there’s a national non-profit association of writers, bloggers, photographers, web producers, audio broadcasters, film makers, videographers, and new media specialists whose focus is jazz? The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) includes journalists covering jazz in all media. It supports their efforts to disseminate credible information about jazz music.
Through its professional member directory, JJA offers assistance to anyone seeking help with a jazz-related project. Close to 200 writers, over 60 photographers, almost four dozen audio producers, a couple dozen web producers, and over a dozen film makers and videographers make themselves available through this service.
High school and college students interested in any aspect of writing, photographing, filming or other areas of covering jazz can become JJA members at a discounted fee.
To learn more, visit Jazz Journalists Association. Also check out their annual “Jazz Heroes Awards” given to “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders, and abettors” who’ve had a major impact on jazz in their communities.