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The 2016 Jazz Connect Conference in Photos

4th annual conference attracts hundreds of jazz musicians, execs, media, etc.

"New Challenges to Impact Social Media" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Robert Glasper speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Trumpeter Steven Bernstein speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
"What's Your Marketing Plan?" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
"When to Call the Union" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016. l. to r.: Bob Cranshaw, Christian McBride, Jazzmeia Horn, Ted Nash and Jimmy Owens
Bassist Bob Cranshaw at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Brice Rosenbloom, recipient of the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award, at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Trumpeter Dave Douglas speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jimmy Greene catch up at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Dee Dee Bridgewater emphasizes a point during her keynote speech at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Gary Bartz and Robert Glasper chat at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
"Jazz and the Policy State of the Union" panel, Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
"Jazz in Film" panel at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016. l. to r.: Keyon Harrold, Gary Bartz, Robert Glasper, Steven Bernstein
Singer Jazzmeia Horn at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene spoke at the 2016 Jazz Connect Conference in NYC about the jazz community's support following the death of his 6-year-old daughter during the horrific Sandy Hook massacre
Trumpeter Jimmy Owens at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016
Maria Schneider speaks at the Jazz Connect Conference, Saint Peter's Church, NYC, January 2016

The fourth annual Jazz Connect Conference, held Jan. 14-15 at 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 legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, who detailed the many challenges she faced coming up in the music industry. Other speakers on the first conference day included musicians Dave Douglas, Jimmy Greene and Steven Bernstein, as well as Joel Harrison of the American Pianists Association.

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