I'll be attending the first few days of the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in Midtown Manhattan this week. Tough duty, eh? This is a huge and very exciting gathering of musicians, educators, recording people, vendors... anyone associated with jazz.
We've been asked to participate in a panel called "Jazz Radio in the Community-How To Make Your Station More Relevant." I'll be presenting information about Jazz Under The Stars, Jazz At the 'Brary and Schoolhouse Jazz.
But the real fun of this conference is the chance to rub shoulders with jazz stars. Among the many performers are Doc Severinson, Joey DeFrancesco, John Patitucci, Randy Brecker, Matt Wilson, and many more who will be attending or hosting sessions.
Watch this space for the remainder of the week and I'll let you know about any of my "brushes with greatness!"