Photo Highlights from Jazz Connect 2014

2nd annual conference attracts hundreds of jazz musicians, execs, media, etc.

The second annual Jazz Connect conference, held Jan. 9-10 at the New York Hilton, in New York City, was a huge success, attracting more than 750 attendees from all segments of the jazz world: artists, journalists, media executives, etc. A total of 12 breakout sessions and four plenary sessions drew large crowds and an Ask the Experts networking session proved quite popular as well. Wrapping up the two-day event was “Blue Note at 75,” a tribute to the venerable label, attended by Bruce Lundvall, former president of Blue Note.

The photos shown here were all taken by JazzTimes Associate Editor Jeff Tamarkin.

Keynote speaker Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Jazz Connect, NYC Jan. 2014
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Ashley Kahn, Jason Moran, Michael Cuscuna and Robert Glasper (l. to r.) applaud the arrival of Bruce Lundvall, former president of Blue Note Records, at the "Blue Note at 75" tribute, Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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Former Blue Note Records President Bruce Lundvall (front, wearing scarf) in the audience at the "Blue Note at 75" tribute at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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Eddie Palmieri at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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"Engaging the Jazz Media Gatekeepers" panel at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014. l. to r.: Howard Mandel of Jazz Journalists Association, Monifa Brown of Shanachie/WBGO, JazzTimes editor Evan Haga, J. Michael Harrison of WRTI, Hank Shteamer of TimeOut NY
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Keyboardist Marcus Roberts speaks at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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"New Models and Streams for Presenting Jazz" panel, Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014. l. to r.: moderator Marty Ashby of Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Cat Henry (JALC), Danny Melnick (Absolutely Live), Josh Jackson (WBGO), Spike Wilner (Smalls)
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Peter Gordon (Thirsty Ear/Jazz Forward Coalition), Mario Garcia Durham (APAP), keynote speaker Ben Cameron (Doris Duke Foundation), Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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Peter Gordon (Thirsty Ear/Jazz Forward Coalition), musician Vernon Reid and JazzTimes publisher Lee Mergner at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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"The New Paradigm for Record Labels" panel at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014. l. to r.: musician Dave Douglas, Seth Rosner (Pi Records), musician Greg Osby, Oliver Weindling (Babel Records)
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Vernon Reid and Jason Moran on the "Jazz in the Future Tense" panel, at Jazz Connect, NYC, Jan. 2014
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