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Jazz Congress 2019 Dates, Registration & Hotel Info Announced

Participants invited to submit panel and workshop topics before August 15

Ethan Iverson, Andre Guess and Wynton Marsalis (from left) discuss jazz and race (photo by Lawrence Sumulong/JALC)

The second annual Jazz Congress will take place on Jan. 7-8, 2019, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City, it was announced today. The venue is located at Broadway and W. 60th Street in Manhattan.

Jazz Congress brings together members of the global jazz community to network, as well as grow the audience for the music. The annual gathering also seeks to nurture businesses and organizations that promote, produce, present, market, and support jazz.

The inaugural Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes, was held in January 2018 and drew more than 800 attendees from around the world. More than 150 performers, panelists, and speakers participated in performances, workshops, and 30 panel discussions on topics including “Jazz and Race,” “Gender and Jazz,” “Learning from Large Jazz Organizations,” “Why Performance Matters: Stagecraft Masterclass,” “Jazz in Film and TV Soundtracks,” and more. The 2018 keynote address was delivered by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the Bruce Lundvall Award was presented to Terri Lyne Carrington.

Open Call for Panel Submissions
For the 2019 Jazz Congress, the hosts invite potential participants to submit ideas for panels and interactive workshops at Individuals can submit one session idea and must confirm at least one other panelist to be considered. As session dates and times cannot be guaranteed, proposed panelists are encouraged to attend both days of Jazz Congress. The deadline to submit panel ideas is Aug. 15. Jazz Congress organizers will notify accepted entries by Sept. 12.

Registration Details
Registration for Jazz Congress 2019 opens Aug. 1. The conference keynote address and schedule of panels, workshops, and receptions will be announced soon.

Registration Rates and Dates

Early Bird Registration: Aug. 1-Sept. 15: $125 (two-day pass)
Priority Registration: Sept. 15-Oct. 31
Two-day pass: $175; single-day pass: $125
Regular Registration: Nov. 1-Dec. 31
Two-day pass: $200; single-day pass: $150
Week-of Registration: Jan. 1-8, 2019
Two-day pass: $250; single-day pass: $200

Student Tickets:
50% discount at any time. Must show valid student ID at registration.

Partner Discounts:
Partner organizations to be announced shortly. Partners will offer their constituents a 15% off discount code.

Hotel Info:
Special accommodation rates for 2019 Jazz Congress attendees, starting at $100, are available at the Hudson Hotel New York, located a two-minute walk from the conference venue, at 358 W. 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The special rates are applicable for Jan. 3-10, 2019, and must be booked by Dec. 15.

Reservations can be made by calling (702) 577-2830 or toll-free (800) 606-6090. Attendees should request Hudson Hotel New York reservations for the group name “Jazz Congress.” The group code is JA0319.

To make a reservation online, go to

Jazz Congress is sponsored by Adam R. Rose.

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