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The 2015 Jazz Connect Conference in Photos

3rd annual conference attracts hundreds of jazz musicians, execs, media, etc.

Arturo O'Farrill speaks on the "Jazz in the Community" panel, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Attendees gather in the lobby of St. Peter's Church, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Bassist Ben Allison on the "Where's the Money?" panel, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Producer/musician/arranger Bob Belden, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Christian McBride gives the keynote speech at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Jazz journalist Giovanni Russonello speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Jason Moran speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Vocalists Laurie Antonioli and Rene Marie on the "Voices in Jazz" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
The "Making Social Media Work (& Pay)" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Guitarist/composer Marc Ribot speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Guitarist Nir Felder at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Peter Gordon of Thirsty Ear and the Jazz Forward Coalition, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Randall Kline, founder of SFJAZZ, receives the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
The "Replenishing the Audience for Jazz" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Vocalist Rene Marie at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Vocalist Roseanna Vitro moderating the "Voices in Jazz" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Angelika Beener, David R. Adler and Tad Hendrickson at the "Talking to the Press" workshop, Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
The "Upholding the Brand" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Panel on streaming music at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015
Bruce Lundvall addresses the audience at the Jazz Connect Conference, NYC Jan. 2015

The third annual Jazz Connect conference, held Jan. 8-9 at a new venue, Saint Peter’s Church in New York City, was a huge success, attracting hundreds of attendees from all segments of the jazz world: artists, journalists, media executives, etc.

This year’s keynote speaker was the acclaimed bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. The first annual Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award, named for the legendary record producer (who was in attendance and addressed the audience), was given to SFJAZZ founder Randall Kline. And more than a dozen panel discussions, workshops and plenary sessions addressed a wide range of hot-button topics concerning the jazz world today, including the effect of streaming music, marketing and branding, the state of radio and the press, obtaining grants, new developments in artists’ rights and more.

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