More Speakers and Panels Announced for 2019 Jazz Congress

Additional participants in two-day New York event include Vijay Iyer, Nicholas Payton, and Terri Lyne Carrington

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Vijay Iyer (photo by Clynne Harty c/o ECM Records)

New speakers and panel topics have been announced for the second annual Jazz Congress, co-presented by JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, which will take place on Jan. 7 and 8 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan.

Joining previously announced panelists Toshiko Akiyoshi, Sherrie Maricle, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Maria Schneider, and George Wein are:

Camille Bertault
Larry Blumenfeld
Terri Lyne Carrington
Bryan Carter
Darlene Chan
Gene Dobbs Bradford
Ken Drucker
Andre Guess
Vijay Iyer
Tim Jackson
Georgina Javor
Williard Jenkins
Matt Jurasek
Karen Kennedy
Jennifer Leitham
Cookie Marenco
René Marie
Myra Melford
Riley Mulherker
Wulf Muller
Amy Niles
Ted Nash
Arturo O’Farrill
Jason Olaine
Nicholas Payton
Terri Pontremoli
Kenny Rampton
Chloe Rowland
Lilly Schwartz
Nate Smith
Meghan Stabile
Denny Stilwell
Alexa Tarrantino
Robin Tomchin
Rodney Whitaker
Todd Whitelock

2019 Jazz Congress session highlights include:

  • Jazz, Swing, Race and Culture
  • Making Space for Transgender Voices in Jazz
  • Celebrating Randy Weston
  • Case Studies: Entrepreneurship in Jazz
  • Creating Safe(r) Spaces in the Performing Arts: A We Have Voice Collective Roundtable Discussion
  • The $1,000 Marketing Plan Challenge
  • Will This Press Kit Get Me Booked?
  • Case Studies: Record Marketing
  • Institutions in Transition: Newport Jazz Festival
  • Strategic Partnership in Practice: Jazz Night in America
  • Women Big Band Leaders Roundtable: Presented by The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Jazz in Troubled Times
  • Copyright and Licensing: Rules of the Road
  • Management Roundtable
  • What’s Next: An early career toolkit

Additional panels include:

  • Jazz Between the Coasts
  • What’s that Sound? An Audio Recording Masterclass
  • Making Engaging Videos
  • Your Five Digital Priorities: A Marketing Masterclass
  • The Importance of Artist Credits in the Digital Age
  • Boricua Jazz: Lost in Translation
  • Jazz Down Under: Spotlight on Australia
  • Ask the Experts
  • Presenting Jazz on the West Coast
  • Growing Your Fanbase Through Social
  • JukeBox Jury Presented by JazzWeek
  • Louis Armstrong: A Music and Civil Rights Pioneer
  • Jazz Education Online
  • Jazz Industry 101
  • Musical Inspiration is Everywhere

The inaugural Jazz Congress, held in 2018, was attended by more than 800 people and featured more than 150 performers and speakers, with panel discussions on a wide variety of topics, including jazz and race, gender and jazz, and jazz in film and TV soundtracks. The keynote address was delivered by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the Bruce Lundvall Award was presented to Terri Lyne Carrington.

To register for the Jazz Congress early before rates increase in November, go here.