By Matt Micucci
The Jazz Connect Conference brings together members of the jazz community from all over the globe to New York in a series of panels, workshops and events.
This year, it will run from the 14th to the 15th of January, 2016 at Sait Peter’s Church, New York. The theme of this year is entitled “Fresh Horizons”.
The schedule includes sessions on topics such as social media, presenting, radio airplay, media coverage, booking opportunities, audience development, music streaming services, music licensing and many other practical areas.
Featured among the panelists are artists such as Christian McBride, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Marc Cary, Keyon Harrold, Robert Glasper and Maria Schneider and such industry professionals as Ariel Hyatt, Willard Jenkins, Gail Boyd, Scott Southard, Howard Mandel, Dick Huey, Brad Stone, James Donio, Ashley Kahn, Roseanna Vitro, Wulf Muller and Robert Todd.
The conference will also feature several special events, including mixer sponsored by NPR Music, a screening of the “Jaco” documentary presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and a performance & “wrap party” sponsored by The Royal Norwegian Consulate General.
This year the Jazz Connect Conference is set to lead into both the APAP|NYC conference, the global performing arts conference and marketplace which will run January 15-19, and the Winter Jazzfest, the beacon of the New York jazz scene gathering leading musicians from around the world that runs January 13-17.
Pre-registration for the Jazz Connect Conference ends on Tuesday, December 15. Up to that date, the pre-registration rate is only $125, with additional discounts for members of various organizations, such as APAP, ASCAP, BMI, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, SESAC, Local 802 and several others.
To register or receive more information, go to the Jazz Connect Conference website ->https://sites.google.com/site/jazzconnect2014/<-