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2018 Jazz Media Summit

  • 13 Jan 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Jazz Gallery (1160 Broadway, NYC)

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January 13, 2018

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Jazz Gallery

5th floor, 1160 Broadway

(between 27th and 28th streets), New York, NY 10001

 Three sessions in which attendees will confront pressing issues in jazz coverage: gender, race and how to get beyond the immediate. The public is invited, and registration is free,  though a $5  donation at the door will be welcomed.  

10:30 a.m.- 12 noon

Women in Jazz Journalism

Moderated by Michelle Mercer, NPR, DownBeat; author of Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period, and Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter

Speakers include Lara Pelligrinelli, ethnomusicologist, arts journalist Jordannah Elizabeth, Amsterdam News, L.A. Weekly, Ms. blog; author of Don’t Lose Track Vol. 1, and The Warmest Low, teacher of “Music Criticism Through a Feminist Lens”

12:30 pm - 2 pm

Black Lives Matter and other Social Justice Issues in Jazz Journalism 

Moderated by Don Palmer, JJA board member, former Director Individual Artists Program. Program Officer Museum and Presenting Programs at New York State Council on the Arts
Speakers: Jordannah Elizabeth (see above); Russ Musto, New York City Jazz Record; Greg Tate, author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk, Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture, other books and articles, founding member the Black Rock Coalition, leader and guitarist Burnt Sugar. Willard Jenkins blogs at Open Sky Jazz, author of African Rhythms, Randy Weston’s as-told-to autobiography, and a JJA cofounder. Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal, Blu Notes blog at Artinfo.com

2:30 - 4 pm

Beyond the Immediate: Writers, Photographer, Broadcasters on Extending Outreach to Audience

Moderated by Howard Mandel, JJA president; DownBeat, ArtsJournal.com/Jazz Beyond Jazz;  author Miles Ornette Cecil - Jazz Beyond Jazz and Future Jazz

Speakers include Nate Chinen, WBGO Director of Editorial Content; former jazz critic of the New York Times; JazzTimes columnist; author with George Wein of Myself Among Others: A Life in Music; blogger The Gig

Neil Tesser, WFMT Radio Network, Grammy Award-winning album annotator, journalist, author of The Playboy Guide to Jazz.
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