JAM 2010: Documentary & Bulletin Presentation

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We are happy to announce the publication of the bulletin “JAM 2010.”   It contains the follow-up materials to our main event held earlier this year in April: Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in Montenegro.  In addition, we

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made a documentary film about this year’s Jazz Appreciation Month, and wish to invite you to join us for its first screening, along with the formal public presentation of the bulletin.

We will be pleased and proud to welcome you at this special event, to be held at the American Corner in Podgorica on September 9 at 1:00 pm. Make sure to invite your friends, as well!

The documentary is a unique reminder of, and tribute to, this program, which has been so important for the development of the jazz music in Montenegro by providing young jazz musicians an opportunity to learn and to create new friendships through international cooperation.

The bulletin, meanwhile, presents interviews with the leading artists and educators of this year’s JAM:  Stjepko Gut and Ehud Asherie. It also features: participants’ impressions and recollections;  news about  young Montenegrin musicians who recently passed the admission exams for prestigious jazz academies in Europe and the United States; brief information about the jazz resources section at the American Corner in Podgorica; and a review of the film program from this year`s JAM.

In addition, the bulletin’s interview section includes conversations orlistat india with many artists who were our guests during the Jazz Art Associations’s 2009-2010 season, including Alma Mićić, Rale Mićić, Cecile Broche, Ettienne Bouyer, Denise Jannah, Elliott Sharp, Patrick O’Leary, Vasil Hadžimanov,

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and Matija Dedić.

Eli Yamin – pianist, educator, and founder of the New-York-based “Jazz Drama Program” – visited Montenegro last year, thanks to the U.S. Government’s “Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad” program.  He has written to us, and his thoughts appear in the bulletin.  In this year’s bulletin we also present some interesting articles written by Vojislav Pantic, music writer and member of the Belgrade Jazz Festival Board, as well as excerpts from a soon-to-be-published book by Mihailo Misa Blam, the internationally known contrabassist and music promoter.

Other interesting pieces in the bulletin we also wish to recommend to our readers include feature stories on famous European and American record companies (Blue Note and ECM), jazz  music schools (The Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz and Kunstuniversität Graz – KUG), and new, rising stars (”Women in Jazz”).

The ”In Memoriam” section of the bulletin brings stories and recollections about jazz greats who sadly are no longer with us: Nikola Mimo Mitrović, George Russell, Lena Horne, and Koko Taylor.

We are grateful to all our associates and authors who were creative, supportive, and keen to volunteer in order to make this year’s “JAM 2010” Bulletin so inspiring.