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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharing the Passion for Jazz

Author and basketball legend delivers the keynote address at the inaugural Jazz Congress

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addressing the 2018 Jazz Congress in NYC (photo by Frank Stewart)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addressing the 2018 Jazz Congress in NYC (photo by Frank Stewart)

On Jan. 11, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, basketball legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave the keynote address at the first edition of Jazz Congress, a two-day event presented by JALC and JazzTimes. Included here are highlights from that speech. For more on the Congress, which featured industry panels, learning sessions and more, see the photo essay at jazztimes.com or visit the conference website.

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