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YDJR Spring Workshop 2002

Up in Rochester, NY, there’s a new dog trying to teach old dogs new tricks. Or at least get them in the same room and incite some lively discussions about where this thing called jazz is going. It’s the First Annual Yellow Dog Jazz Report Spring Workshop being held June 6-8 in conjunction with the First Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival from June 3-9.

“One of our missions at the Yellow Dog Jazz Report is to provide a conduit for radio, retail, and the rest of the industry to work together, and not rehash the same old topics, [but] to discuss and explore jazz [as it] shifts into a new direction.” They want everyone from radio station directors to major and indie record labels to musicians to come out, put their heads together and figure out a way to procure a positive future for jazz as an industry and as an art form.

However, just like summits in Geneva weren’t only about Reagan and Gorbachev hammering out missile treaties, but also about world-class pastries, chocolate, coffee and watches, so too is the YDJR Spring Workshop about having fun, as well as work. You won’t be able to pass up the opportunity to check out the world-class musicians performing in the RIJF. Plus, the first 100 people to register will receive a RIJF Jazz Pass good for admission to 25 shows, 40 sets, and 7 clubs throughout the festival.

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