A dive into this South Arts-directed national initiative that creates new ways for artists to tour and plan residencies throughout the U.S. Learn about getting a grant to bring your music (and band) to new audiences, with an emphasis on mixing
This panel features a conversation with musicians who work on and off the bandstand for social change and activism. Moderator: Larry Blumenfeld. Panelists: Regina Carter; Samora Pinderhughes; Marc Ribot.
This panel will review how jazz radio is evolving to remain important to music discovery and artist development, and how radio stations can better position themselves through expansion into digital to be the trusted brand for jazz music discove
In an age when media outlets have less space for listings, it is increasingly important to rethink how we all approach gig publicity and pre-show/pre-festival promotion. This session will provide specific insight into how the modern-day musicia
Become the master of your own financial well-being. Avoid the common mistakes and get the facts about your long-term financial success as an artist or arts professional. Get valuable tips on smart financial planning, tax saving tips for musicia
Bandleaders offer the nuts and bolts of getting a group on the road without the condition of being signed to a major booking agency or management team. Covering the how, why and when of contacting promoters of festivals, clubs, performance venu
Through the thoughtful contributions of an accomplished, diverse panel of prominent jazz musicians/composers/producers, the vital and often under-appreciated role of the composer/arranger will be examined and discussed specifically with its imp
Jazz artists and artists/curators from different art forms – such as dance, drama and opera – talk about the rich artistic opportunities (and challenges) presented by cross-genre collaboration. Moderator: Amy Niles (WBGO) Panelists: Uri Caine;
The concept of all female groups has experienced a surge over the past 10 years, but nevertheless has a conflicted relationship with all stakeholders in the jazz world and beyond. This session will discuss the pros and cons of exclusive ensembl
Trumpeters talk about the music and legacy of Armstrong and preview rare recordings from the legendary trumpeter. Moderators: Jon Faddis and Ricky Riccardi (Louis Armstrong House Museum). Panelists: Summer Camargo; Sean Jones; Wynton Marsalis;
Singular vocalists share words of wisdom and direction as they each discuss their unique approach to singing jazz and leading a group. Moderator: Camille Thurman. Panelists: Dee Dee Bridgewater; Kurt Elling; Sheila Jordan.
From Lillian Hardin and Ella Fitzgerald to Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding, in jazz music women have help to shape, innovate, and serve as agents of change. But the disparity in opportunities for women speaks to the oppressive natu
Artists from diverse genres examine Charlie Parker's influence on pop, hip hop, rock and jazz, and discuss how his artistry and musical legacy continues to resonate today. Moderator: Ken Drucker (Verve Label Group). Panelists: Will Calhoun; T
Panelists reflect on Dave Brubeck's work as a jazz ambassador, while also looking forward to new paths for cultural diplomacy. Moderator: Lauren Onkey (NPR Music). Panelists: Darius Brubeck; Jon Faddis; Laurin Talese.
A star-studded panel share their own approach to activating an audience during the course of a performance. Moderator: Benny Benack III. Panelists: Russell Hall; Richard Julian; Marilyn Maye; Christian McBride; Brianna Thomas.
An in-depth look at the influence of the legendary vocalist as an entrepreneur, educator and mentor. Moderator: Rene Marie. Panelists: Gail Boyd; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Benny Green; Christian McBride; Gregory Hutchinson; Curtis Lundy; Kenny Was
NEA Jazz Masters and other leading musicians discuss the challenges and opportunities of running, and composing for, large ensembles. Moderator: Chuck Owen. Panelists: Miho Hazama, Sherrie Maricle, Maria Schneider.
Having a presence digitally means more than just having a website. Molly Garber of digital marketing firm Capacity Interactive, which counts Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center as clients, shares five core priorities an
Three presenters will talk about their entrepreneurial ventures: what’s been successful, what’s worked, and what has not. Moderator: Ashley Kahn. Panelists: Marc Plotkin (Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU), Meghan Stabile (Revive Mus
As radio in general faces competition from streaming and on-demand services, podcasting, online video, and social media for attention, so also does jazz radio. Yet each week, millions of people nationwide -- including 900,000 in New York and Lo
In this roundtable discussion, members of the We Have Voice Collective will speak about the Collective's formation, its Open Letter, the WHV Code of Conduct, and further future initiatives. Panelists discuss the issues at the center of the Coll
Social media has become a dominant force when it comes to building an audience for your music. Some veterans of the various platforms share the latest and greatest tips for effectively using social media. Moderator: Matt Jurasek (DL Media). Pa
Saxophonist and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Ted Nash demonstrates how to find inspiration in the sounds around us – from a horn honking to a bird singing to a former President speaking – and how to carry that inspiration forward int
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