Are you a friend of jazz and live in the Albuquerque area? Then you can follow the JJA Jazz Awards live on streaming video and celebrate with other local jazz fans at a potluck "satellite party" at the Outpost Performance Space on June 14 simultaneously with the Jazz Awards ceremony and reception in New York City.
The satellite party starts at 1:30 pm local time on Monday June 14 at
This very informal gathering will provide an opportunity for the local jazz community to get together and watch the online streaming video as the awards are announced in New York and as the JJA's "A Team" and "Jazz Hero" honorees are introduced. They'll also hear the music being performed at the Awards by pianist Ayako Shirasaki, guitarist Rale Micic's trio, pianist Marc Cary's Focus Trio, the Tia Fuller Quartet and the Bobby Sanabria Big Band.
Outpost is Albuquerque's non-profit, member-supported community-based performing arts space. For more information call
Parties are also planned for other locales. More are being added every day, check the list here.
Not in one of the places where there's a satellite party? There are lots of other ways you can participate:
Throw your own JJA Jazz Awards satellite party!
If you'd like to organize a Jazz Awards satellite party in your area --anywhere in the world-- write JJA President Howard Mandel at firstname.lastname@example.org. "They don't have to be formal or fancy affairs," says Mandel, just provide an opportunity for local jazz lovers to recognize the best in jazz --and have a great time together on June 14.
Watch the JJA Jazz Awards live online
Come to the NYC Awards gala!
Of course, if you are in the New York area you shouldn't miss the awards presentation and reception at City Winery. Buy your tickets online now.
And --wherever you are-- please consider making a donation to the JJA to support our work of spreading the word about jazz