Friday, September 30, 2016
Early Bird Pre-registration rate for Jazz Connect Conference extended until October 7!
Because of the large demand, the Early Bird pre-registration for the Jazz Connect Conference on January 5-6, 2017 has been extended until Friday, October 7. Up to that date, the pre-registration rate is only $125, with additional discounts for members of various organizations, such as APAP, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, JazzCorner, Local 802 and several others.
For more information, go to www.jazz-connect.com
The conference, which brings together the jazz community for a series of panels, workshops and special events, will again be held at Saint Peter's Church at 54th Street & Lexington Avenue. The 2017 Jazz Connect Conference, with a theme of The Family of Jazz, flows into both the APAP conference and Winter Jazzfest. This past year's conference was attended by over 800 industry professionals and artists (a 20% increase from the previous year) and featured a keynote address by Dee Dee Bridgewater, recently named a NEA Jazz Master.
The Grammy-award winning bandleader/composer/arranger Maria Schneider will give the keynote address at the 2017 Jazz Connect Conference. Christian McBride will receive the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award, for his efforts in expanding the audience for jazz.