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APAP JazzConnect Session: NEA Jazz Masters & Jazz Futures: Paying It Forward @ Hilton New York: January 9


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

NEA Jazz Masters & Jazz Futures: Paying It Forward

Hilton New York
Mercury Ballroom
New York, NY

Mon, January 9, 2012
11 AM-12 PM


About the event

Mentoring is alive and well in the jazz community. NEA Jazz Masters share the spotlight with artists who represent the future of the music. The panel will discuss the importance of mentoring as well as the unique multi-generational character of jazz.

Moderator: Bob Blumenthal, journalist and writer

Panelists: George Wein, Entrepreneur/Pianist/NEA Jazz Master; Gerald Wilson, Composer/Band Leader/NEA Jazz Master; Dafnis Prieto, Drummer/Composer/Educator; Ambrose Akinmusire, Trumpeter.

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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