[jja-announce] Jazz Matters, JJA/New School, NYC: "Jazz Ed. -- For Students Only?"
Jazzmandel at aol.com
Jazzmandel at aol.com
Fri Sep 15 14:55:47 EDT 2006
Sepember 15, 2007
Leading New York-area jazz educators address the value of jazz education
beyond school classrooms in the first "Jazz Matters" panel discussion of the New
School Jazz program's fall semester, ""Jazz Ed. -- For Students Only?" The free
admission panel, co-produced by the Jazz Journalists Association and New
School Jazz, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, at the New
School Jazz fifth floor performance space, 55 W. 13th St., NYC NY.
Confirmed participants in the lively, provocative discussion moderated by
Howard Mandel, president of the JJA and adjunct associate professor at New Your
University, include William Patterson University (NJ) professor of music and
coordinator of jazz studies jazz education coordinator David Demsey, New School
Jazz executive director Martin Mueller and pianist Kenny Werner, currently
teaching at New York University. Representatives from the Juilliard School,
Queens College, Rutgers' Institute of Jazz Studies and Columbia University's Center
for Jazz Studies have also been invited.
"Jazz education is the fastest growing aspect of the jazz economy," Mandel
says. "What's news about jazz eeucation? And what stories does jazz ed. want to
get to the general public?" With jazz ed proliferating fro kindergarden
through terminal degree programs, jazz education rating special covererage in
autumn issues of three major U.S. jazz magazines, and the International
Association for Jazz Educators' Conference schedule for New York City again next
January (2007), perhaps the most pressing question is: From an educator's
perspective, what role do jazz schools play within the larger community?
Admission to "Jazz Matters" panels is free, though space is limited in the
New School Jazz fifth floor performance space. For further information, call
Admission is free, for further information contact Howard Mandel, (212)
151 1st Ave.
NY NY 10003
phone 212 533 9495
cell 212 533 4952
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