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Jazz Industry DayFirst Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference Scheduled For September 13 In Philadelphia


"The timing is right to formally bring together the leaders, innovators and stakeholders in jazz with the goal of developing infrastructure and improving the jazz economy." —Michael Ricci, All About Jazz  


Jazz Industry Day is a FREE one day forum for presenters, artists, educators, media, and organizations. Our goal is to create a more connected and thriving jazz community through an annual event held in Philadelphia.


A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an after party scheduled at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen following the conference. The one-day conference will represent a gathering place for musicians, industry professionals, and educators to learn, network, exchange ideas, and celebrate two living legends of Philadelphia Jazz: saxophonists Bootsie Barnes and Larry McKenna.  The day's events will include a meet the experts / round-table session, a networking event as well as a performance & awards ceremony. 


Spearheaded by Michael Ricci of All About Jazz & Jazz Near You, this first event of its kind in Philadelphia, our hope is to bring the entire jazz community together in one place to help expand professional networks, learn from experts & develop professional skill sets, foster business collaborations, all with the continued goal of building a more cohesive jazz community that's beneficial to all.  


Michael Ricci - JazzIndustry DayMichael Ricci is a web entrepreneur with a background in information technologies, who combined his vocation with his love of jazz music and launched All About Jazz in 1995--a website that reaches over 500,000 readers worldwide. Since then he has established a much deeper understanding of the industry and has continually developed web-based promotional solutions for jazz professionals, while delivering content to jazz enthusiasts daily.

All About Jazz is a 13-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Association's “Best Web Site Covering Jazz” award. It has also been recognized as the top jazz web site by Google, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Time Magazine and Forbes Magazine.


Who Should Attend?

Musicians, students, concert & festival presenters, journalists & media, radio programmers, record label reps, publicists, managers, and agents. Essentially, anyone with a professional connection to jazz. Please join us for this one day event!!




Jazz Industry Day Conference & Performance:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:00am to 6:30pm

The free performance will be held at the TPAC Jazz Café from 4:30-6:30pm and is open to the public.

After Party 7:00pm to 9:00pm  


Conference Location:

Temple Performing Arts Center

1837 N Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122 / MAP


After Party Location:

SOUTH Jazz Kitchen

600 N Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130 / MAP


Meet The Experts is a segment of Jazz Industry Day which provides the audience an opportunity to receive first-hand insights and shared experiences from our group of local experts. These sessions will provide audience members with time to ask questions of the speakers as well.


The Participating Experts & Topics:


    ▪    Stage Presence
          Lovett Hines: Artistic Director, The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts     


    ▪    Entrepreneurship For Artists
         Candace Kilstein: Candace Kilstein Production


    ▪    Press/PR
         Matthew Jurasek: Senior Publicist & Director of New Media, DL Media


    ▪    Finance/Budgeting
         Sarah Leonard: Consultant, Brilliance Media


    ▪    Radio & Music Ecosystem
         J. Michael Harrison: Host, WRTI “The Bridge"


    ▪    Recording In The Studio
         Anthony Tidd: Bassist, Jazz Artistic Advisor, Kimmel Center


    ▪    Grant Writing
         Celeste DiNucci: Director of Strategy and Development, Ars Nova Workshop


    ▪    Finding Your Niche As A Freelance Artist
         Steve Rice: Composer, Publisher, Musician, Recording Artist
         Bobby Zankel: Saxophonist, Leader, Warriors of the Wonderful Sound


    ▪    Booking
         Gail Boyd: Gail Boyd Artist Management


    ▪    Negotiations, Contracts & Getting Paid
         Tim Warfield: Saxophonist & Educator




To participate in The Meet The Experts Sessions, you must register.





For More Information Visit: ALL ABOUT JAZZ


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