Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Jazz Connect Conference Returns to NY in January!
Moderators and panelists will again include an impressive cross-section of artists and professionals from around the world. Early Bird Registration is only $75 until September 30, with additional discounts offered to members of various organizations.
The Jazz Connect Conference is organized by Peter Gordon of the Jazz Forward Coalition and Lee Mergner of JazzTimes, with assistance and input from over a dozen industry professionals. With a theme of "Strength Through Community" the conference will again bring together a wide cross-section of the jazz community for 12 workshops and 5 plenary sessions, on a variety of timely subjects to engage, stimulate and challenge the registrants. JazzTimes is the official publication for the event.
The Jazz Connect Conference was one of the pre-conferences tied to APAP, but due to the large number of attendees, the conference moved from its location for the last three years at the Hilton New York to nearby Saint Peter’s Church. Located at 54th & Lexington, Saint Peter's provides a unique setting for this gathering of the jazz community. The church has a long history of supporting and affiliating with jazz, going back to 1965 when the Reverend John Gensel created the Jazz Ministry. The church will be providing the conference with multiple and spacious multi-purpose rooms, including a black box theater, for the workshop and panel sessions.
Panel and workshop topics will be announced soon, but the Conference has left a time slot open for a "Community Choice" panel. If you have a topic that you think would be interesting to the jazz community, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Community Choice" in the subject line.
For more information about the Jazz Connect conference, you can e-mail email@example.com or go to the conference website.
To pre-register for the conference, go to the event page.
To reserve a table-top display or to advertise in the Conference program with JazzTimes, contact Miene Smith at 617-706-9092