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Jazz Congress 2019: Celebrating Randy Weston

With his September 1, 2018 passing, the jazz world lost a singular pianist-composer-bandleader and endless seeker of the African essence of music and spirituality. This panel discusses the unprecedented African Rhythms legacy of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston. Panelists include T.K. Blue, Gail Boyd, Jacques Muyal, and Min Xiao-Fen. Willard Jenkins (DC Jazz Festival) moderates. … Read More “Jazz Congress 2019: Celebrating Randy Weston”

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Jazz Congress: Funding for Jazz in 2019

Revenue sources for jazz are as broad as other art forms and can vary from public funding, foundations, corporations, individuals and earned income support. Funders and organizations talk about effective tactics, tools and practices that organizations have utilized to raise money for jazz. Pamela Butler (Jazz at Lincoln Center) introduces, Sunny Sumter (DC Jazz Festival) moderates … Read More “Jazz Congress: Funding for Jazz in 2019”

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