A SLENDER SLICE OF DIMAPEDIA 

(another random sampling from the pages of my personal lexicon)

jamf session: any gathering of poseurs.

jazz camp: any temporary "grin and bear it" period.

jazz heaven: (archaic) the upper balcony in a southern theater.

jazz police: the self-appointed gatekeepers, quality control inspectors and arbiters of taste in the jazz community. See also "bebop border patrol," and "hard bop mall cops."

Jimmy Giuffre:
any person whose name is unknown, temporarily forgotten, or deliberately overlooked; a whatshisname, as in "Did you catch Jimmy Giuffre's late set at the Show Me Shango?"

jive: the pretense to authenticity; the affectation of keeping it real.

J-Mo: Jason Moran, hippest of the hip.

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