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Jazz Congress

Jazz Congress 2020

Monday, January 13�Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Frederick P. Rose Hall�Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor

We are so excited to welcome you to Jazz Congress 2020 in just a few short days.

If you have not yet registered, you can do so onsite. Single day passes will be available.

Please read this email in its entirety for details to make your experience as smooth as possible.

We expect a large crowd Monday morning. We have expanded our registration team and updated our processes since last year. Thank you in advance for your patience with check in and badge pick up.

Location and Timing 

Monday, January 13�Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Frederick P. Rose Hall�Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor

We look forward to welcoming you to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall Monday morning at 8:30AM. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center is located on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle. 

Registration begins Monday and Tuesday at 8:30am and sessions begin promptly at 9:30am. Coffee, tea, and assorted breakfast items will be available for purchase in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium during registration. See the menu in the Jazz Congress app. 

Monday’s 9:30AM opening session is:

Women in Jazz Town Hall with Kaisha S. Johnson

11:00am sessions include:

“Bird” and Beyond: Celebrating Charlie Parker at 100 with Ken Druker, Will Calhoun, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kokayi, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Charles McPherson

How to Build Buzz for Gigs in the Post Listings Era with Matt Merewitz, Marquis Hill, Sydney Hill, Zooey Tidal Jones, and Adrienne Stortz

Starting on the Right Financial Note with The Insititute of Financial Wellness for the Arts

Wellness for Jazz Musicians with Brandee Younger, Latressa Fulton, Karinn Glover, Shirazette Tinnin, and Myron Walden

Be sure to download the app to plan ahead for sessions you wish to attend. You can also view the schedule online here.

Printed programs will be distributed at registration as well.



Opening Night Activities

Keynote Session & Lundvall Visionary Award Presentation at 4:15pm: 

Lundvall Visionary Award presented to Barry Harris
Keynote Session: Legacy of Betty Carter with Gail Boyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Benny Green, Christian McBride, Gregory Hutchinson, Curtis Lundy, and Kenny Washington

Reception in the Mica & Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at 5:45pm:

Sponsored by Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Download the Jazz Congress App

Looking for the session schedule? Want to
connect with other attendees?

The Jazz Congress app has all this and more.
Download it today.

  1. Go
    to guidebook.com/g/jazzcongress2020
  2. Tap
    “download” button to get the free Guidebook app
  3. Open
    Guidebook and search for “Jazz Congress”

Alternatively, you can view the app on your desktop.

NOTE: Downloading the app does not
constitute a conference registration. You must 
register to attend, even if you have
the app downloaded on your mobile device.

Thank you to our sponsors

Jazz Congress is incredibly grateful to our funders and sponsors. Without them, this event could not happen.

Founding Funders: Adam R. Rose and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 
Opening Night Sponsor: Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center 
Official Streaming Sponsor: Qobuz

Lanyard Sponsor: JEN 
Tote Bag Sponsors: Mack Avenue Records and Blue Engine Records
General Sponsors:
A to Z Media

The Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts

Tabling Organizations:

-KSDS 88.3 San Diego 
-Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts 
-Jazz Promo Services 
-Jazz Power Initiative 
-Institute of Jazz Studies; Rutgers University – Newark 
-Chamber Music America 
-Origin Records / OA2 Records / Origin Classical  
-Kate Smith Promotions 
-Whaling City Sound 
-The Los Angeles Jazz Institute 


New Security Procedures

As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, new EVOLV scanners have been set up as part of the venue entrance procedure. The new process is simple. Upon arrival, an usher will instruct guests to walk through the scanner. You will not be required to empty pockets or remove belts. 

Our ushers and security guards will be glad to answer any questions you might have regarding the new system upon your arrival at the venue.

Hotel Info:

Most of our Jazz Congress attendees are staying at the famous Empire Hotel, located at 44 W. 63rd Street, just a few blocks from Jazz at Lincoln Center and across the street from Lincoln Center. The luxurious hotel features both a Lobby Bar and a Rooftop Bar perfect for socializing and meetings. Book here.

About Jazz Congress:

Jazz Congress brings together members of the global jazz community to network and 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 second annual Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes, was held in January 2019 and drew more than 1,068 attendees from around the world. More than 198 performers, panelists, and speakers participated in performances, workshops, and 45 panel discussions. The 2019 keynote session featured members of Art Blakey�s Jazz Messengers, and The Bruce Lundvall Award was presented to Darlene Chan.

Founding Funders: Adam R. Rose and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Jazz Congress

Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

Customer Service:
Mon-Fri: 11am�5pm
Phone: 212-258-9877  

Venue Address
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, NY
CenterCharge: 212-721-6500

Administrative Offices
3 Columbus Circle, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10019

GRAPHICS CREDITS: Jazz Congress graphic, by Jazz at Lincoln Center; Jazz Congress, photo by Lawrence Sumulong; Jazz Congress, photo by Frank Stewart


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