[jja-announce] "Jazz Matters" convenes NYC jazz educators, journalists and pro musicians

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Tue Sep 19 18:01:13 EDT 2006

Press release -- please send to likely attendees in the NYC tri-state region 

What: Jazz community seminar-style panel discussion
When: Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 6 to 8 p.m. 
Where: New School Jazz performance space, 5th floor 55 W. 13th St., New York 
How much: Free admission
Further information: Jazz Journalists Association, 212 533-9495

"Jazz Education -- For Students Only?" is the question New York's leading 
jazz educators -- including executive director Martin Mueller of New School Jazz, 
jazz coordinator David Demsey of William Patterson University, artistic 
director Victor Goines of the Juilliard School, Mark Micklethwaite of Manhattan 
School of Music, and pianist Kenny Werner, teaching at New York University -- 
take up with sceptical journalists David Adler (Jazz Times, AllAboutJazz-NY, Jazz 
Notes) and Howard Mandel (moderator) in the first Jazz Matters panel 
discussion of fall '06, co-produced by the Jazz Journalists Association and the New 
School Jazz program. 

Is the unprecedented growth of jazz education, as reported in impressive 
editorial sections devoted to the topic in this month's Down Beat, Jazziz and Jazz 
Times magazines, a general news story? What use is the news to the general 
public, and the jazz community beyond music students? Is jazz education ripe for 
coverage, and worthy of greater dissemination? Or should we all just shut up 
and listen? 

Next Jazz Matters, October 18 -- same place, same time, same price, different 
question: "Jazz Singers and Journalists -- What's the Problem?" with 
panelists including E.J. Decker, Janet Lawson, Sy Johnson, others TBA. Further info: 
212 533-9495. 

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