APAP 2012 JazzConnect Session: Building Jazz Culture--Local to Global @ Hilton New York: January 6


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The Association of Performing Arts Presenters features jazz—its leaders, masters and music—at annual performing arts industry conference in New York City.

Building Jazz Culture—Local to Global

Hilton New York
Sutton South
New York, NY

Fri, January 6, 2012
9 AM-Noon


About the event

How do you build and support a thriving cultural community? What are the possibilities using jazz to do this? Where are the obstacles preventing effective growth and community building? What are the successes? How can jazz improve branding and advocacy? What are infrastructure opportunities from other industries to learn from? Join in the opening session of the JazzConnect track developed to explore these questions over seven sessions with dynamic and inspiring leaders, speakers, and visionaries.

Bill Strickland, founder and president CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation will kick off the discussion with his experience, vision, success and ideas in the world as he sees it. This will be followed by a fast-paced pecha kucha-inspired presentation with 10 industry-leading experts illuminating big dreams and big ideas. Each presenter will approach the question: “How does your work contribute to a thriving cultural community?"

Presenters: Michael Bracy, Co-founder and President of the Board, Future of Music Coalition; Tom Silverman, CEO Tommy Boy Records, Board member A2IM, Merlin, SoundExchange; Terri Pontremoli, Jazz Producer/Tri-C Jazz Festival; Randall Kline, Executive Artistic Director, SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA; Karen Kennedy, Founder, 24/7 Artists Management, Newark, NJ; Omrao Brown, Owner/Operator, Bohemian Caverns; Founder, ShineOnMe Productions, Washington, DC; Adam Klein, CEO eMusic.

This will be followed by an open exchange and town hall forum reflecting on what participants have heard, what resonates most, and what might be possible to building jazz culture from the local to global level.

Moderator: Adrian Ellis, Executive Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center/Arts Consultant will moderate this discussion to gather ideas and create momentum to be explored through the rest of the JazzConnect sessions.

About the Association of Performing Arts Presenters

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, based in Washington, D.C., is the national service and advocacy organization dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Our 1,400 national and international members represent leading performing arts centers, municipal and university performance facilities, nonprofit performing arts centers, culturally specific organizations, foreign governments, as well as artist agencies, managers, touring companies, and national consulting practices that serve the field, and a growing roster of self-presenting artists. As a leader in the field, APAP works to effect change through advocacy, professional development, resource sharing and civic engagement. APAP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and led by President & CEO Mario Garcia Durham. In addition to presenting the annual APAP|NYC conference—the world's leading forum and marketplace for the performing arts (January 6-10, 2012)—APAP continues to be the industry's leading resource, knowledge and networking destination for the advancement of performing arts presenting.

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