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Jazz Congress

There is still time to join us at Jazz Congress! 

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

Online registration closes this Sunday at 11:59PM ET. You can also register onsite, but we strongly encourage you to register in advance to expedite your check in process.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Barry Harris will be this year�s Lundvall Visionary Award Recipient. He will receive the award during Monday afternoon�s keynote session. The award recognizes someone who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and vision in expanding the audience for jazz and who has made a real difference for the artists, the music and the audience. 

The keynote session, The Legacy of Betty Carter, will immediately follow the award presentation. Participants will include Dee Dee Bridgewater; Benny Green; Gregory Hutchinson; Curtis Lundy; Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. Ren� Marie will moderate the session.

After the keynote, everyone is invited to partake in the opening night reception, sponsored by the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. 


Musicians participating in Jazz Congress 2020 sessions include:

Darcy James Argue * Jamie Baum * Benny Benack III * Jaimie Branch * Linda Brice�o * Dee Dee Bridgewater * Jane Bunnett * Uri Caine * Will Calhoun * Summer Camargo * Terri Lyne Carrington * Regina Carter * Marc Cary * Mayra Casales * Braxton Cook * Roxy Coss * Kurt Elling * Kevin Eubanks * Orrin Evans * Jon Faddis * Nir Felder * Nick Finzer * Benny Green * Russell Hall * Meklit Hadero * Russell Hall * Monika Herzig * Marquis Hill * Gregory Hutchinson * Javon Jackson * Christine Jensen * Sean Jones * Sheila Jordan * Richard Julian * Kokayi * Julian Lee * Curtis Lundy * Rudresh Mahanthappa *Nduduzo Makhathini * Russell Malone * Sherrie Maricle * Ren� Marie * Wynton Marsalis *Marilyn Maye * Christian McBride * Charles McPherson * Camila Meza * Allison Miller * Andy Milne * Riley Mulherkar * Ted Nash * Chuck Owen * Samora Pinderhughes * John Pizzarelli * Rufus Reid * Marc Ribot * Karriem Riggins * Ted Rosenthal * Catherine Russell * Bria Skonberg * Nate Smith * Svetlana Shmulyian * Damien Sneed * Somi * Helen Sung * Svetlana * Alexa Tarantino * Brianna Thomas * Camille Thurman * Shirazette Tinnin * Ryan Truesdell * Gerald Veasley * Myron Walden * Kenny Washington * Mark Whitfield * Brandee Younger

Additionally, speakers will include representatives from:

ABKCO * Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater * August Wilson African American Cultural Center * Columbia University * DC Jazz Festival * Earshot Jazz * Fully Altered Media * House of Miles East St. Louis * Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University * ISJAC * Jazz at Lincoln Center * Jazz House Kids * Jazz Memes * Jazz Philadelphia * Jazz St. Louis * JazzWeek * KCSM * KEWU * LunAtico * Miller Theatre * Move and Groove Yoga * New Orleans Jazz Museum * NPR Music * Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival * SFJAZZ * South Arts * San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation * Stanford Libraries * Verve Label Group * WBGO * WDNA 

Location and Timing

Jazz Congress will be held at
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, on the 5th floor of the The
Shops at Columbus Circle at 10 Columbus Circle. 

Registration begins Monday and Tuesday at 8:30am and sessions
begin promptly at 9:30am. Breakfast and caffeinated beverages will be available
for purchase in the Micah and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium.  Be sure
to download the app to
plan ahead for sessions you wish to attend.

Sign up for Ask the Pros

A few spots still remain for these one-on-one mentorship sessions with industry experts in booking, management, album production, marketing, publicity, and more. Advance registration is required. Sign up here.

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: St 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 


Registration Rates and Dates:

Online registration closes Sunday,
January 5th at 11:50PM ET
Onsite registration will be open 8:30AM-4PM Monday and Tuesday, January 13th
and 14th.

Single Day passes available

Student Tickets: 

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

Partner Discounts

Partner organizations offering their constituents a 15% off discount code include APAP, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, ASCAP, BMI, JEN and many more.

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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