December-11th-2012, 05:55 PM
Schedule of JazzConnect Jan 10 and 11, NYC
Mayor of Philadelphia, to Give Keynote Address at the Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013
The Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, announced today that the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, the Mayor of Philadelphia and President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), will give the keynote address on Thursday, January 10 at 12:00PM EST.
In June 2012, Mayor Nutter became President of the USCM, which is the official non-partisan organization of almost 1,300 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Recently re-elected to his second term as Mayor of his hometown, Nutter has provided outstanding leadership in promoting jazz in the City of Philadelphia, in the creation of the Philly Jazz Society and as President of USCM for its support of International Jazz Day (April 30), which is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Jazz has empowered cities like Philadelphia to preserve the original art form and the promotion of using jazz as a key generator of the cultural economy.
The Jazz Connect Conference will be held January 10-11, 2013 at the Hilton New York in New York City under the umbrella of the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference. The conference will feature a series of workshops, panels and events over the course of two days. Registration is free, but attendees must pre-register by going here to the event site.
Immediately after Mayor Nutter's address, a succession of jazz professionals will do short TED-talk like presentations about how jazz serves as a catalyst for connecting with the larger community. Among those presenters are Tom Carter, Jeff Myers, Arturo O'Farrill and Melissa Walker.
For the final plenary session "Everyone Has a Voice" on Friday, January 11 at 1:30 pm, the Jazz Connect Conference is seeking fresh and innovative ideas that will mobilize and inspire the jazz community in the world at large. Interested parties should e-mail their ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Fresh Ideas" and with three to four sentences as a quick pitch for 90-second presentation at the town hall meeting. This will be a rapid-fire idea exchange to energize and stimulate the room.
The Jazz Connect schedule features 12 workshops and 4 plenary sessions, on topics such as: "The Truth About Jazz Radio"; "Cutting Through the Clutter"; "YouTube, Vimeo & You"; "Produce Yourself"; "The 21st Century Jazz Tour"; "Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr & Beyond"; and other timely and engaging subjects. Moderators and panelists include a wide cross-section of notable artists and professionals, from inside and outside the world of jazz. The schedule includes one session topic suggested by the jazz community at large and a workshop on the pros and cons of streaming music was chosen from the many topics submitted by jazz artists and professionals.
In addition, Jazz Connect has partnered with the Jazz Education Network (JEN) whose conference focused on jazz education will take place the week before in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on January 2-5. JEN will sponsor a workshop at Jazz Connect about the importance of mentoring in jazz and, in turn, Jazz Connect will present a workshop at the JEN Conference on how jazz education programs can or should prepare students for professional life after graduation. For more information about JEN, visit their website, www.jazzednet.org.
Immediately after the Jazz Connect Conference ends on Friday afternoon, the APAP|NYC conference, which involves a separate paid registration, begins at 5 pm. In addition, Jazz Connect participants are encouraged to attend Winter Jazzfest, which features showcase performances by emerging and established jazz artists at numerous Village venues on Friday and Saturday nights. For tickets and more information, visit www.apapnyc.org and www.winterjazzfest.com.
The Jazz Connect Conference was organized by a committee of industry professionals, including Marty Ashby, Sara Donnelly, Erika Floreska, Peter Gordon and Lee Mergner.
For more information about the Jazz Connect conference, you can e-mail email@example.com. To pre-register for the conference, go to the RSVP page for the event. You can also visit the Facebook event page for updates.
Attendees can get a special discount at the host hotels for the APAP|NYC conference, but must go through the APAP|NYC website.
Updated Schedule for JazzConnect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013
Presented by JazzTimes in Conjunction with Jazz Forward Coalition
Thursday, January 10
9:00AM - Workshops (3)
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr & Beyond (DIY)
Social media experts discuss the basics for effectively utilizing these ever-evolving communication channels.
Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity) - moderator
Panelists: Bruce Houghton (Hypebot); Rika Iino (Sozo Media); Patrick Jarenwattananon (NPR); Lou Plaia (ReverbNation)
The New Jazz Mentoring Paradigm
With road bands becoming more the exception than the rule, today's younger artists don't have the same opportunities to apprentice with experienced bandleaders. This session, co-presented by the Jazz Education Network, looks at new ways and means of mentoring, on and off the bandstand.
Willard Jenkins (Open Sky) - moderator
Panelists: Carl Allen (The Juilliard School); Michael Carvin; Martin Mueller (New School); Greg Osby; Matt Wilson
Full Stream Ahead: Music Streaming Rights & Issues
As music makes continues to make its bumpy transition to digital, new technologies are shaping how artists reach audiences. In the last decade, we've seen downloads make way for streaming, with more and more listeners accessing music as opposed to owning it. From YouTube to Spotify to Pandora, different legal and marketplace conventions determine how, when and how much rights-holders get paid. This discussion will explore the ins and outs of a rapidly developing marketplace for which the future isn't entirely written.
Casey Rae (Future of Music Coalition) - moderator
Panelists: Ben Allison; additional panelists
10:30AM - Workshops (3)
Produce Yourself! (DIY)
Jazz producers and self-produced artists share their secrets for making a good record great.
Jeff Levenson (Half Note) - moderator
Panelists: Brian Bacchus; Cecil Brooks III; Michael Cuscuna (Mosaic Records); Nick Phillips (Concord Records); Francois Zalacain (Sunnyside Records)
Innovations in Technology: Are They Disruptive or Constructive?
Technology is increasingly setting the table for how we distribute, promote and experience music. This insider's look into the cutting edge technology and trends will illuminate the current platforms of today and the possibilities of tomorrow.
Session curated by Brian Zisk (SFMusicTech.com)
The 21st Century Jazz Tour
What does a jazz tour look like these days and who best to make it happen? This session checks on latest touring realities and considers alternative ways to create and combine engagements in clubs, performing arts centers, and newer DIY spaces. A diverse panel of jazz professionals share their successes and challenges.
Gail Boyd (Gail Boyd Management) - moderator
Panelists: Tom Guralnick (Outpost Productions); Michael Kline (Michael Kline Artists/Exit Zero Jazz Festival); Allison Miller; Liz Penta (Emcee Artist Management)
12:00PM - Plenary Session (Hosted by Jazz Forward Coalition)
Keynote Address and Stories of Innovation & Inspiration
Jazz is beyond notes on a page. As a musical genre it inspires, bonds communities, creates a multi-generational language, while providing the world with a little swing in its step. This opening plenary will look at personal stories on how the music has become a catalyst for bringing fresh ideas to the community.
Keynote Address by Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia and President of US Conference of Mayors
Presenters: Tom Carter (Thelonious Monk Institute/International Jazz Day); Jeff Myers (This is Red); Arturo O'Farrill (Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance); Melissa Walker (Jazz House Kids)
1:30PM - Plenary Panel
Race in Jazz: Starting a different conversation, working toward action
A frank discussion of how and why race remains an issue in and out of the jazz community along with ideas of actions we can take to address the issues.
Erika Floreska (LeoCanto/Tectonic Theater Project) and Lisa Yancey (Yancey Consulting) - co-moderators
Friday, January 11
9:00AM - Workshops (3)
How to Make Your Website Awesome! (DIY)
How could your website be better? Experts in web development talk about new ideas, strategies and structures.
Giovanni Russonello (CapitalBop/JazzTimes) - moderator
Panelists: Ben Azzara; David Dufresne (Bandzoogle); Lois Gilbert (JazzCorner); Matt Jorgensen (Origin Records); Emily White (Whitesmith Entertainment)
The Truth About Jazz Radio (JazzWeek Session 1)
Radio programmers and promoters discuss the value of promoting a release on the radio-including internet radio-and what's involved in making the effort worthwhile, and also when it's not worth doing.
Ed Trefzger (JazzWeek) - moderator
Panelists: Nancy Barell (Jazz Spotlight on Sinatra); Ross Porter (JAZZ.FM91); Neil Sapper (New World 'n' Jazz); others
Cutting through the Clutter: An Interactive Session
A panel of experts from various professional sectors (e.g. magazine, web, record company, radio, etc.) will analyze 4 to 5 projects to see if they are ready for prime time and suggest ways to make them better. We will actively engage jazz community to solicit projects to be evaluated.
Al Pryor (Mack Avenue) - moderator
Panelists: Jana Herzen (Motéma Music); Ted Kurland (Ted Kurland Associates); Mary Ann Topper (The Jazz Tree); others.
10:30AM - Workshops (3)
YouTube, Vimeo & You (DIY)
Exploring what can be done with video and film on a shoestring budget.
John Newcott (WBGO) - moderator
Panelists: Jimmy Katz; John Moultrie (iRockJazz); Matt Robertson (Relative Way Productions); Joe Vella (Bandzoogle)
Jukebox Jury (JazzWeek Session 2)
Panel of radio programmers will play cuts and talk about how they would (or wouldn't) include the music in their station's programming.
Derrick Lucas (WGMC) - moderator
Panelists: Tom Reney (WFCR/New England Public Radio); Mark Ruffin (Sirius/XM); others
The Checkout Live
In this on-location taping of the WBGO radio show The Checkout, Josh Jackson interviews two innovators in the jazz community.
Josh Jackson (The Checkout/WBGO) - moderator
12:00PM - Plenary Panel
Jazz as a Global Music Phenomenon
Leaders and innovators in the international jazz market talk about jazz as a global genre.
Scott Southard (International Music Network) - moderator
Panelists: Gary P. Steuer (Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia); Wulf Muller (All In Music Service); others
1:30PM - Plenary Session (Hosted by Jazz Forward Coalition)
Everyone Has a Voice
Given the mounds of information, concepts and advice presented at Jazz Connect, what do we do with these divergent words and thoughts? This town hall style meeting will present ideas large and small we can support as a community or individually. In addition to airing some nationally initiatives, we will be calling on members of the audience to present their ideas of the future to enable us to move forward and transpose them into action.
Peter Gordon (Thirsty Ear/Jazz Forward Coalition) - moderator
7:00PM - Winter JazzFest at Multiple Venues in Village
(Above schedule subject to change)
December-11th-2012, 07:41 PM
wow, this is really close in time to JEN's conference, isn't it?