[jja-announce] Jazz Matters, JJA/New School, NYC: "Jazz Ed. -- For Students Only?"

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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 
(212) 533-9495. 

Admission is free, for further information contact Howard Mandel, (212) 

Howard Mandel
151 1st Ave.
NY NY 10003
phone 212 533 9495
cell 212 533 4952

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