Click to sign up for updates and application information
(when it's available) for the JJA Jazz Video project.
Non-members will be eligible to apply.
This project, funded by a Jazz.NEXT grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, will support hands-on training in basic video skills and explore new ways
of using video in jazz journalism. We'll be sending out program
applications soon. The program focus is on low-cost but high quality
video production that can be done-on-deadline. Accepted applicants will
be equipped with pocket video cameras and trained in basic production
and editing techniques, in journalistic skills such as how to conduct
good on-camera interviews, and in professional issues such as how to
protect musicians' rights while disseminating video reports featuring
them as widely as possible. Training will also be open to JJA members
who provide their own equipment. We'll sponsor online discussions about
innovative ways to use and distribute jazz video, inviting publishers
and presenters as well as musicians and educators into these discussions
of how video can be better used to develop new audiences for jazz (and
in doing so, provide new work opportunities for jazz journalists.