Anthony Dean-Harris is the editor of Nextbop.com Dean-Harris says Nextbop's mission "isn't just about promoting jazz to jazz lovers. Nextbop is about appealing to everyone. It's about promoting jazz to the world. It's about showing the indie rock crowd, the punk rock crowd, the hip hop crowd and so many other scenes that this music is great and it's not so far off from what you're used to hearing." Dean-Harris also directs the The Art of Cool Project and is radio host of The Line-Up at Jazz 91.7 FM, KRTU San Antonio, Texas.
Giovanni Russonello is the editor of CapitalBop.com, published by a non-profit organization of the same name, "dedicated to promoting Washington, D.C.'s vibrant, varied and surprisingly under-appreciated jazz scene." The website "is designed to help everyone from novices to hardcore bopheads find live music that will fit their preferences on any given night." CapitalBop.com includes a comprehensive local jazz calendar, as well as articles and multi-media coverage of local jazz. CapitalBop also produces a monthly series of live performances , D.C. Jazz Lofts, which ranges across idioms undefined from acoustic to electric, bebop to free jazz.
John Moultrie is founder of the iRock Jazz Brand, which includes iRockJazz.com, a music and culture site covering today's modern music scene through original content, photography, exclusive interviews, music and concert reviews, and video storytelling from the artists themselves. Moultrie says, "We connect fans and artists through social media and various digital platforms. iRock Jazz pays homage to jazz immortals living and dead who help shape a value system that inspires not only a new genre of artists who play and write, but also promotes their music to ensure that true creativity will be properly documented. "
Danilo Navas created Latin Jazz Network (latinjazznet.com) in 2000 as a way of combining his passions for Afro/Latin Music, Jazz and World Music, and new technology. Navas, who was born in Nicaragua and now lives in Toronto, Canada, says "Part of our mandate is to present the creations of independent as well as established musicians. Through our web site, we have introduced new artists to the public from as far away as Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands. And of course from United States and Canada."
Moderated by JJA President Howard Mandel.
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Talking Jazz 6 Jazz & Democracy
Wed Feb 26- 8pm EDT