2017.JAN.5-6. NYC. Jazz Connect Conference
Autor: Richard Constantinidi
Etichete: Jazz Connect Conference, Maria Schneider
Keynote Speaker for Jazz Connect Conference
Pre-registration for the Jazz Connnect Conference is only $125 until , with additional discounts for members of various organizations, such as APAP, ASCAP, BMI, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, Jazz Corner, JazzWeek, SESAC, Local 802 and several others. To register or receive more information, go to theJazz Connect Conference website. Conference hotline is (617) 315-9158.
Keynote speaker Schneider has become a strong voice for music advocacy and in 2014, testified before the US Congressional Subcommittee on Intellectual Property about digital rights. She has also appeared on CNN, and has been quoted in numerous publications for her views on Spotify, Pandora, digital rights and music piracy. Most recently, she and concerned colleagues in New York have launched a widespread campaign on behalf of music-makers,MusicAnswers.org. You can see an interview with Schneider here.
Her recent collaboration with her orchestra and David Bowie resulted in his single called, "Sue (Or In A Season of Crime),” and brought her a 2016 GRAMMY (Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals). Schneider and her orchestra also received a 2016 GRAMMY for their latest work, The Thompson Fields (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album).
Previous keynote speakers at Jazz Connect include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Foundation, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Bill Strickland of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. Schneider’s speech will be part of the keynote session, which includes two “Solo Spots”—short TEDTalk-like presentations—as well as the presentation of the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award. The Solo Spot speakers and the recipient of the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award will be announced soon.
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