Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas and resources. The 2018 Jazz Congress, featuring a series of panels, workshops, meetings and performances, will be held on January 11-12, 2018 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. The 2018 Jazz Congress schedule of events will be announced soon.
JazzTimes has been organizing confabs for the jazz industry since 1979, when it first hosted the Radio Free Jazz Convention, later the JazzTimes Convention, which was held until 1998. Beginning in 2000, JazzTimes partnered with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE) to create the Industry Track as part of that organization’s annual conference. After IAJE folded in 2009, the magazine created a DIY Crash Course at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in 2011. Working with a consortium of organizations and individuals, the Jazz Connect Conference followed in 2012 and took place as a pre-conference at the APAP conference for the three years. The conference moved as a stand-alone event to Saint Peter’s Church in 2015, where it was held for the next three years, presented with the Jazz Forward Coalition. The Jazz Congress represents a new partnership and a new approach to bringing the jazz community together.
Registration dates and rates:
Early Bird: $125 today through November 15, 2017
Regular: $175 November 16, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Week-of: $200 January 4 - 12, 2018
Members of various organizations—including NARAS, AFM Local 802, Chamber Music America, APAP, Jazz Journalists Association, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC—can receive an additional 15% discount off pre-registration. Members should contact their organization for the promo code.
There will be table-top displays available for both days. The cost is $500 and includes two registrations. To purchase your exhibit space, contact Miene Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-706-9092. In addition, JazzTimes will be publishing the conference program, which will also run in the January/February issue of JazzTimes. Contact Miene Smith to run your ad in the Jazz Congress program.
Please visit jazzcongress.org for more information.