The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 14-15, 2016 and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest. Continuing the momentum from the January 2015 event which hosted over 650 registrants, the 2016 Jazz Connect Conference—based on feedback from attendees—will feature a series of essential workshops, panels and events held over the course of two days.
With a theme of “Fresh Horizons” the conference will again bring together a wide cross-section of the jazz community for over a dozen workshops and 5 plenary sessions, on a variety of ttimely and engaging subjects. Moderators and panelists include an impressive cross-section of artists and professionals. Returning this year will be an "Ask the Experts" networking session enabling emerging artists and professionals to connect and get informed input on their own careers and operations.
The latest schedule reflects the input from and collaboration with numerous organizations such as JazzWeek (radio programmers), Jazz Education Network, the Music Business
Association, Future of Music Coalition and the Jazz Journalists Association, each of whom will host workshops or panels during the conference. In addition to incorporating the involvement of various organizations, the sessions also include a wide range of voices in and out of the jazz community.
The Jazz Connect conference is organized by Peter Gordon of the Jazz Forward Coalition and Lee Mergner of JazzTimes, with assistance and input from over a dozen industry professionals. The conference has received the support of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters organization, which hosts the world’s leading forum for the performing arts every year in New York City. JazzTimes is the official publication for the event.
For more information about the Jazz Connect conference visit the Jazz Connect website