eyeJAZZ Video Samples

The eyeJAZZ video program is over now, but you can see some of the videos produced by our trainees HERE.

If you would like to learn to make eyeJAZZ videos yourself, you can view recordings of all the training videos HERE.


Jazz Places

Participants in the eyeJAZZ Training Program have completed their first assignment: Show us a jazz PLACE in your community. Students responded to the assignment in many different ways; as you'll see in their videos, below, the results show the wide variety of places jazz is being created today: from clubs and cafes to churches and schools.


eyeJAZZ Training Program begins

The 2011 eyeJAZZ Training Program was launched March 17 with the first of a series of online webinars on video shooting, editing and distribution and journalistic issues related to the production of eyeJAZZ videos.

Everyone is invited to learn to make eyeJAZZ videos along with the official trainees;  the recorded webinars as well as other training resources will all be available to the public on the eyeJAZZ Training website.

Thirty-three trainees were selected from 180 applicants from around the United States and several other countries to receive a Kodak Zi8 pocket video camera and to take part in the core training program. The original design of the training program was expanded when applicants who were not selected as core trainees were invited to view the live webinars, submit training assignments for critique by eyeJAZZ instructors, and participate in an online training forum.

eyeJAZZ trainees and others have already begun to make eyeJAZZ videos; outstanding examples will be posted here at eyeJAZZ.tv and at the eyeJAZZ Facebook page.


eyeJAZZ Training Program application period closed

Sorry, we're no longer accepting applications for the eyeJAZZ Training Program. We got a lot of great applications, and we'll be notifying all applicants about whether or not they have been accepted by about March 1. Thanks to everyone who applied!

If you are interested in the training program but didn't get a chance to apply, here's some good news: You'll be able to view all the training webinars online and participate in some training activities using your own equipment. (and, of course, you'll be able to submit your own videos to eyeJAZZ if they fit the program criteria.)

If you'd like to be notified about the training sessions (and receive other eyeJAZZ news) please register for our email updates and be sure to "like" our Facebook Page.


Apply now to the eyeJAZZ Training Program

"Jazz Video Guy" Bret Primack, an eyeJAZZ instructor, explains the eyeJAZZ Training Program in this video made with the same pocket camera that will be used in the program. Here's how YOU can apply Applications accepted until Feb 15.


Apply now to eyeJAZZ Training Program

Applications to the eyeJAZZ Training Program are now being accepted.
Successful applicants will receive a free pocket video camera and instruction in basic video production and editing and in jazz journalism and storytelling.

The aim of training program is to produce a cadre of videomakers able to use inexpensive but high quality video equipment to produce short 'eyeJAZZ' videos that report on how, where and by whom jazz is being created in our communities.

No previous video production experience is necessary to take part in the training program, high school and college students with a strong interest in jazz as well as experienced journalists, musicians and presenters-- and anyone else who meets the simple application requirements-- are encouraged to complete the two-part application before February 15, 2011.


Meet the eyeJAZZ organizers

On Friday January 7, videographer and eyeJAZZ instructor Floyd Webb, eyeJAZZ social media and online consultant JoAnn Kawell and Jazz Journalists Association president Howard Mandel, will introduce the JJA's video project, eyeJAZZ.tv in a free session that is open to all. They'll explain the eyeJAZZ training program, including the application process, and discuss other ways that both novice and veteran video producers can contribute to what we hope will be a new genre of jazz video.

Introducing eyeJAZZ
FRIDAY JAN 7 2:30-4pm
Sheraton NY- Conference Room"C" [NOTE: This is a CHANGE in room number as of 1/4]
811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street, Manhattan MAP
Register and we'll email you with panel updates, such as location changes.

This panel is part of the JJA's New Media for New Jazz conference, held simultaneously with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual conference and National Endowment of the Arts’ 2011 Jazz Masters inductions. JJA Conference details and complete schedule .