Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Register Now to Attend Jazz Improv Live! Convention & Festival

Register Now to Attend Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival
* 100 Performances, 80 Panels & Workshops *
Exclusive USA Appearance of McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Jack DeJohnette

If you've been hearing the buzz about the First Annual Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival, October 25-28, 2007, taking place at The Manhattan Center and New Yorker Hotel, 34th Street and 8th Avenue, you're already aware that this is a must-attend event - one of the most significant jazz events in years to hit New York City. http://www.jazzimprov.com/live/schedule.html This historic and landmark four-day event is the one international convention for jazz fans - with emphasis on the fans. Features include a star-studded lineup of 100 performances by legendary icons and emerging artists, on multiple stages, all day and evening and covering the widest array of styles under the jazz banner. Leading the bill is the exclusive USA appearance and live recording at Jazz Improv LIVE! by the McCoy Tyner All Star Trio with Stanley Clarke and Jack DeJohnette. Adding to this bounty harvest of jazz sounds, are an array of jazz luminaries and experts who will be speaking at the 80 panels and workshops covering everything from Jelly Roll Morton to the Sun Ra Arkestra, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and much more. For a complete lineup and schedule, information and to Register for a Full Conference Pass click here www.jazzimprov.com/live or call 1-888-472-0670

In addition to McCoy Tyner, the lineup includes the Stanley Clarke Trio, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wallace Roney Quintet, Eddie Gomez and Mark Kramer, Geri Allen Trio, Roy Haynes Quartet, Pat Martino Quartet, Sonny Fortune Quartet, Jimmy Bruno Trio, Dave Burrell interpreting Jelly Roll Morton, Barry Harris performance workshop, and many more. The location right across from Penn Station, New York City provides easy access for attendees up and down the East Coast.

Panels and Workshops:
As if the array of performances were not enough to satisfy the fans hungry for jazz 24/7, there is also a 15,000 square foot music expo area - a veritable shopping mall for jazz fans. The 80 panels and workshops lead by the foremost authorities and players - who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge, ideas, and perspectives. Among those are Dave Liebman, Jimmy Heath, Billy Taylor, Frank Wess, Jimmy Owens, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Paquito D'Rivera; Ray Mantilla, Benny Powell, Chico Hamilton, Charli Persip, Dizzy Reece, Valery Ponomarev; Dave Schnitter; Javon Jackson, Bob Belden, Mike Longo, Barry Harris, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Avery Sharpe, T.K. Blue, Bobby Sanabria, Don Braden, Ira Gitler, Stanley Crouch, Dan Morgenstern, George Avakian, David Berger, Ashley Kahn, Todd Barkan, Gary Walker (WBGO) and many others.

There are three fascinating tracks of events and you're free to choose from among them no matter what your affiliation or interest.
1. Fan-Listener-oriented panels featuring interviews, personalities, recordings and history of the music.
2. Business panels for students, educators and musicians … ideas about getting gigs, making recordings, marketing and more.
3. "How-To" educational workshops for musicians, educators and students: on improvisation, composing, arranging, and more.

Attendance Fee:
For as little as $195 for a Full Conference Pass (advance registration), or $125 for a single day pass, you'll be able to experience scores of fabulous performances and events over four days, by leading and emerging artists on multiple stages and panels and workshops - all day and night.

If you've been to New York, you know you can spend that same amount of money for only one act at a club with drinks and/or food for two.

If you are planning to attend you are encouraged to act now to guarantee being able to obtain a full conference pass - so that you have a ticket in case of a sellout.

Advance registration will also ensure that attendees may obtain proper badges and credentials to ensure entry to the Thursday evening October 25 opening event of Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 - a kickoff party at Virgin Megastores Times Square Store ( www.virgin.com/megastores ) featuring an exclusive performance by a headliner (to be announced).

TO REGISTER to ATTEND Jazz Improv LIVE! Convention & Festival 2007
Call 1-888-472-0670, or use the secure automated registration form online at
http://www.jazzimprov.com/live . Jazz Improv Convention Corporation, Murray Hill Station, P.O. Box 1813, New York, NY 10156.

Below is the most current itinerary for First Annual Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival - The One International Convention for Jazz Fans, taking place October 25-28 at The New Yorker Hotel & Manhattan Center. The biggest problem conference attendees will have will be the tough time choosing what to attend. The veritable bounty harvest of jazz performances and discussions about the music, personalities, history and recordings will take place on multiple stages and conference rooms simultaneously - and the choices will cover the gamut of styles and music embodied under the jazz banner. (Click here for list of events: http://www.jazzimprov.com/live/index.html

Partial Preliminary Schedule:

Thursday, October 25
Kickoff party/performance exclusively for Jazz Improv attendees in-store at Virgin MegaStores, Times Square location, NY with Robert Glasper Trio and Rondi Charleston

Friday, October 26
McCoy Tyner - Stanley Clarke - Jack DeJohnette All Star Trio (evening)
Pat Martino Quartet (evening)
Jimmy Heath Big Band (evening)
Geri Allen Trio (evening)
Sun Ra Arkestra (afternoon)
Eddie Gomez & Mark Kramer
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra w/Dave Liebman perf. Gil Evans' Porgy & Bess (afternoon)
Bobby Sanabria (afternoon)
Mark Sherman with Joe Magnarelli, Allen Farnham, Tim Horner, Dean Johnson (afternoon)
Plus scores of other performances on stages throughout the event

Saturday, October 27
Stanley Clarke Trio
Wallace Roney Group
Jazz Improv All Star Big Band & Guests
Sonny Fortune Quartet
Roy Haynes Quartet
Pat Martino Guitar Workshop/Clinic
Stanley Clarke Bass Workshop/Clinic
Barry Harris Workshop/Performance
Plus scores of other performances on stages throughout the event

Sunday, October 28
Sunday Brunch at Virgin MegaStores, Union Square
Features Motema Records Presents
Rufus Reid Quartet
Roni Ben-Hur Trio

80 Panels & Workshops Announced for Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival
(Note: Dates and times to be announced shortly along with additional panels / workshops)

FOR FANS (alphabetical listing below)
Panels about the music, personalities, recordings, history

A Journey in the Groove: The Thought, Magic and Soul of a Jazz Performance - Don Braden
Buddy Rich: 50 Years With The Worlds Greatest Drummer - Freddie Gruber; Stanley Kay; Steve Peck
Cannonball Adderley - His Life & Music - Louis Hayes; Vincent Herring; others to be named
Charlie Parker - Genius - His Life & Music - Stanley Crouch; Ira Gitler; Jimmy Heath
Clifford Jordan - His Life & Music - Charles Davis; Dizzy Reece; Sandy Jordan
Cuban Music, 30 Years Later - Paquito D'Rivera; Ray Mantilla; Arnold J. Smith, moderator
Dave Burrell Interprets Jelly Roll Morton - Dave Burrell
Downtown Scene - New York, Spike Wilner, pianist; others to be named
Drummers Talk - Stix Hooper, drummer, President, Universal Guild For Jazz & Progressive Music; Lewis Nash (Zildjian)
Duke Ellington & The Jimmy Blanton-Ben Webster Edition - Dan Morgenstern, Ira Gitler
Duke Ellington - The Columbia Years 1950s-60s - George Avakian, David Berger, Arnold J. Smith, moderator
Eyes Of The Masters (Presented by The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Studies) - Benny Powell, Chico Hamilton
Frank Wess - In Person interview
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz - 35 Years - Jack Kleinsinger
Jazz Artists As TV Studio Musicians - Mark Pender (Conan O'Brien), Ron Blake (Saturday Night Live), Sonare Winds Artist
Jazz Biographies: What Works & What Doesn't - Ashley Kahn, author (moderator); Dan Morgenstern; Nate Chinen; Matthew Shipp, pianist
Jazzmobile - A Beacon for Jazz Past, Present & Future - Robin Bell Stevens, Exec. Dir.
John Coltrane: The Way In - Ashley Kahn, author (moderator), Dave Liebman, Michael Cuscuna, others
George Wein - Keynote Speaker
Miles Davis: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles Davis - Gregory Davis, son of Miles Davis, co-author of Dark Magus
Miles Davis: Miles Davis mid 1960s Quintet & Columbia Reissues - Bob Belden, arranger, saxophonist, Producer Miles Davis' Columbia reissues; Todd Coolman, bassist, Director Jazz Studies, Purchase College
New Orleans: The Nurturing Environment, Mentors & Attitudes, Before & After Katrina - Jackie Harris, others to be named
Sonny [Rollins] & Me - Mark Soskin
Thad Jones Retrospective (Presented by New School of Music) - Bill Kirchner (moderator), Jimmy Owens, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper
The Art of Blakey - Valery Ponomarev; Dave Schnitter; Javon Jackson
The Genius Of Louis Armstrong - Lecture & Slide Show - Michael Cogswell, Director, Louis Armstrong House & Museum
The Influence of Sun Ra - Marshall Allen, saxophonist, Arkestra leader; Danny Thompson, John Szwed
Thelonious Monk - His Life & Music - Ira Gitler; Robin D.G. Kelly (author, forthcoming book on Monk)
What Is or Isn't Jazz - Ira Gitler, Will Friedwald, others
Working With Dizzy Gillespie - Mike Longo, Charli Persip
Working With Elvin Jones, Max Roach & Other Drummers - Avery Sharpe (bass)
Interview with Todd Barkan (Dizzy's Club, Keystone Corner, Record Producer)
Jaco Pastorius - Life & Music - Bill Milkowski, and others

MAKING MUSIC (alphabetical listing below)
(for musicians, hobbyists, students, educators)
Anatomy of a Tune - Be-bop Style - Roni Ben-Hur, guitar, Motema Recording Artist
Barry Harris Workshop - Barry Harris
Big Band Drumming & My Association With Mel Lewis - Tim Horner
Brass Workshop - (artists to be named)
Build and create your own vocabulary based on classic jazz solos, patterns & clichés (Presented by Juilliard School of Music) Carl Allen, Director, Juilliard School, Jazz Studies; Mack Avenue Recording Artist
Can You Make A Living In Jazz? Yes! (Presented by Manhattan School of Music), Manhattan School of Music Faculty
Charlie Parker: Style, Analysis, Ideas for Improvisation - Steve Wilson, Vandoren Artist
Clave - The Key: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World - Bobby Sanabria (Manhattan School of Music Faculty)
Get More Out of Your Tunes: Transform Your Songs Into Full-Fledged Compositions - Michael Weiss, pianist
How to Swing and Groove (Presented by Manhattan School of Music) - Justin DiCioccio, Chair Jazz Dept, Manhattan School of Music
ii-V-I, turnarounds, cycle of fourths—Practical Applications (Vandoren artist to be named)
Improv Soup: Reconnecting with the Essence of Improvisation - Laura Dreyer
Improvising on "Giant Steps", "Cherokee", "I Got Rhythm" changes & more - Dave Glasser
Jazz Lyric Writing - Randy Klein, CEO Jazzheads Records
Jimmy Bruno Guitar Master Class - Jimmy Bruno
Joe's Strokes: The Brush Patterns of Philly Joe Jones - Bruce Jackson
John Coltrane: Style, Analysis, Ideas for Improvisation - Andrew White, composer, arranger, foremost transcriber of Coltrane solos.
Jumping Into Jazz: ABRSM Makes It Happen - "Sweet" Sue Terry
Ken Peplowski - Sax/Clarinet Master Class (Buffet Crampon Artist) - Ken Peplowski (Buffet Crampon Artist)
Listen Up! How to Become a Better Listener - Jeff Coffin (Vandoren & Yamaha Artist)
Live Online Interactive Jazz Master Classes - Mike Gellar
Oscar Peterson - Style & Analysis - Mike Longo
Pat Martino Guitar Master Class - Pat Martino
Piano & Bass Master Class - Eddie Gomez, Mark Kramer
Re-harmonizing Melodies - Mark Sherman (Vibraphone, Piano, Composer)
Rhythmic Approach of Improvisation - Marc Mommaas, sax; Tony Moreno, bass; Nate Radley, guitar
Sax and the Solo Singer - Don Braden; Ellen Johnson
Singers vs. Musicians: Is There a Difference? - Veronica Nunn; Travis Shook
Stanley Clarke Bass Master Class - Stanley Clarke
Talking Shop: A Panel Discussion on the Tools of the Trade- Bob Ackerman, sax
The Art of "Takin' It Out" - Dom Minasi, Ken Filiano
The Language of Jazz - Learning To "Speak" - Russ Nolan
What's The Purpose: The Aesthetics of Music Performance & Composition- Onaje Alan Gumbs, Avery Sharpe (others to be added)
Lewis Nash - Drum Master Class
Ron Blake - sax clinic (Sonare Winds & Keilwerth Saxophones Artist)
Sax & Drums - Frank Catalano (Yamaha Artist); Rick Drumm
Bass Clinic - Harvie S

MUSIC BUSINESS (alphabetical listing below)
ASCAP - Music Licensing, Royalties - (speakers to be announced)
Business Of Running A Jazz Club - Gino Moratti (Kitano); Ron Sturm (Iridium); Seth Abramson (Jazz Standard); Cecil Brooks (Cecil's)
Choosing Recordings For Broadcast - Eric Jackson, (WBGH, Boston); Chuy Varela, (KCSM, San Francisco); Mark Elf, (Jenbay Jazz); Gary Walker, (WBGO, NJ)
Everyone's Opinion Counts (1) - Derrick Lucas, (WGMC, Rochester, NY); Michael Valentine, (WDNA, Miami, FL); Tom Reney, (WFCR, Amherst, MA); Aaron Prado, (KRTU, San Antonio, TX)
Everyone's Opinion Counts (2) - Shaunna Morrison Machosky, (WDUQ, Pgh); Brad Stone, (KSJS, San Jose); Tom Mallison, (WTEB, North Carolina), Ed Trefzger (Publisher, JazzWeek)
Future of Jazz Publishing - Marc Ostrow, GM, Boosey & Hawkes, Adina Williams, Boosey & Hawkes, plus Special Guest Composer
How To Get Ahead In This Jazz Business - Sheila Anderson, author, WBGO On-air Host
Justice For Jazz Artists: How You Can Access Union Health and Pension Funds - Bill Dennison, Vice President, AFM, Local 802; Jimmy Owens, Bob Cranshaw, 802 Jazz Advisory Committee
Keeping Jazz Radio Thriving - Steve Schwartz, (WGBH); Elizabeth Farriss, (KEWU, Spokane); Kim Lindsay, (KUNV, Las Vegas); Blaise Lantana, (KJZZ, Phoenix).
Marketing Music In Schools: Jazz as Arts-In-Education - Napoleon Revels-Bey
Promote Yourself - How To Get Exposure For Your Music/Career - Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services
Publicity: Who You Know Versus What You Know - Chris DiGirolamo (Two For The Show Media); Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz); Jason Byrne (Red Cat Publicity); Leah Grammatica; Kim Smith.
The Independent Jazz Label 2008 - Randy Klein (Jazzheads); Barney Fields (High Note/Savant)
The Real World - Todd Coolman, Bill Charlap, Terrel Stafford, Brian Camelio (ArtistShare)

Jazz Improv LIVE! is the ONE international convention for jazz lovers - uniquely designed for jazz fans - consumers - the segment that represents the largest group of customers for jazz records, products, and live performances. Unlike other events that require membership fees, and exorbitant attendance prices, jazz fans can experience four fabulous days of jazz at a very reasonable rate.

TO REGISTER to ATTEND Jazz Improv LIVE! Convention & Festival 2007 and to take advantage of the early-bird discount including a free bonus issue of Jazz Improv Magazine & CD, call 1-888-472-0670, or use the secure automated registration form online at
http://www.jazzimprov.com/live . Jazz Improv Convention Corporation, Murray Hill Station, P.O. Box 1813, New York, NY 10156.
We look forward to seeing you in New York at Jazz Improv® LIVE!

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