Some previously unmentioned blogosphere destinations to bring to your attention. Jazz Online has lots of interviews with artists and other multimedia features. The Library of Congress staffer/radio host/journalist Larry Appelbaum is putting up some of his old features and new videos at his new blog, Let's Cool One. And the Ars Nova Workshop, which presents more experimental jazz in Philadelphia, is keeping a blog with interviews of artists they're presenting (plus, musicians pick their own best of 2010).
The Newport Jazz Festival is now being run by a nonprofit consortium. Here's the press release, and the AP story.
A nice long feature about clarinetist Anat Cohen and Israeli jazz musicians in New York doesn't really seem like new news. (If I can cover it, anyway.) But this is written by Ben Waltzer, who is 1) a great working pianist 2) a guy who used to write nice stories on jazz for the New York Times. So it's done with care. Also, read his piece about trumpeter John McNeil.
James Fallows of The Atlantic is all over the implications of the jazz-at-the-White-House story of last week. Parts one, two, three.
Randy Sandke, the trumpeter and jazz historian, responds in full to Howard Mandel's negative assessment (see: here) of his book about jazz and race.
Chicago Sessions is an independent record label based in, well, Chicago which aims to document that city's jazz scene; it's already produced 14 albums since late 2008. Now, the label is showcasing its artists live this weekend. Howard Reich and Neil Tesser are both on it.