03/06/13

Jazz Journalists Association Launches “Jazz April” Media Campaign

Ties in with International Jazz Day and other events

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) has launched a media campaign it’s calling “Jazz April.” The effort ties in with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s designation of April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).

According to a statement by the JJA, “Throughout the U.S. and around the world, jazz musicians and supporters are planning special April concerts and events. The month’s activities will reach a crescendo on April 30, when Herbie Hancock and other jazz luminaries perform in a daylong series of Jazz Day concerts live-streamed from Istanbul, Turkey.”

The statement further declares, “Through the Jazz April campaign, the Jazz Journalists Association is supporting these efforts by: encouraging and helping media makers, musicians, venues, businesses and organizations, as well as individual fans and listeners, to use traditional, online and social media as well as other means to spread the word that ‘April is Jazz Month.’”

For further information, visit Jazz April.

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