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The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, is the annual gathering of the jazz community. The conference will be held January 8-9, 2015 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest. Now in its third year, the conference will continue to focus on vital issues affecting the jazz community carrying on the format and momentum from the January 2014 event which had over 800 registrants. The Jazz Connect Conference in 2015 will present a series of workshops, panels and events held over the course of two days to engage, stimulate and challenge the registrants.
Moderators and panelists will again include an impressive cross-section of artists and professionals from around the world. Among the panelists and speakers in past Jazz Connect Conferences have been Ben Allison, Gail Boyd, Ben Cameron, Jim Donio, Sara Donnelly, Dave Douglas, Rachel Ford, Robert Glasper, Bryan Grone, Jana Herzen, Tim Jackson, Michael Kline, Vijay Iyer, Karen Kennedy, Jana La Sorte, Derrick Lucas, Danny Melnick, Allison Miller, Jason Moran, Wulf Muller, Arturo O’Farrill, Greg Osby, Eddie Palmieri, Al Pryor, Vernon Reid, Michael Ricci, Mark Ruffin, Matthew Shipp, Scott Southard, Meghan Stabile, Ed Trefsger, Matt Wilson, Isabel Yrigoyen and many other notable artists and professionals. Early Bird Registration is only $125 until January 2, with additional discounts offered to members of various organizations.
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JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition
Jazz Forward Coalition
On Thursday afternoon at 3:45 pm, NPR Music is hosting an informal and fun afternoon reception to celebrate the launch of Jazz Night in America with conference attendees. Guests can network and socialize with the creators and producers of Jazz Night In America, NPR Music’s new jazz programming produced in conjunction with Jazz at Lincoln Center and WBGO.
About Jazz Night in America
Jazz Night in America is the next generation of jazz programming from public radio. The new, multi-platform initiative showcases today's vital jazz scene as well as the genre's storied history through storytelling, performance and conversation. Created by three of the top jazz music curators—NPR Music, WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center—Jazz Night in America connects clubs, musicians, stations and fans across the jazz community. Visit to find all of Jazz Night in America’s signature programming – episodes of the weekly radio show hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician , a series of concert video-casts, live performances, interviews and more.
About NPR Music
NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member Stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit NPR.org/music to find the complete Tiny Desk Concerts series, live music, extensive archives of performances, interviews and reviews of artists from all genres.