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January 6-10, 2017
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) presents the world's premier gathering of more than 3600 performing arts professionals, and its 60th annual membership conference, APAP|NYC 2017, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. APAP|NYC features more than 1000 world-class artist showcases held around the city, an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, A-list keynote speakers, and pre-conference forums, many of which are free and open to the public. See more conference information at, and APAP membership information at

2 Great Days of Jazz in the New York Suite
January 6-7, 2017
The only showcase series in the New York Hilton solely dedicated to presenting jazz during the annual APAP Conference. Since debuting in 2004 as a one-day series, where each year 12 artists were given the opportunity to perform in the New York Suite on the 4th Floor of the New York Hilton, in 2010 it became a two-day series doubling the number of artists and attendees.  Jazz artists from all areas of the genre are selected to present their new shows to potential bookers.  The series begins each day at 10 AM with artist's changing every 25 minutes, ending at midnight on both Saturday and Sunday.  

Winter Jazzfest
January 4-7, 2017
Since launching as a one-day festival in 2005, Winter Jazzfest has expanded to multiple days and numerous venues, showcasing hundreds of artists and attracting thousands of attendees each year. In 2014 the festival celebrated its 10th year and featured over 100 and 400 musicians in 10 venues while welcoming over 7500 attendees. Set against the historic backdrop of the Village the festival helps to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the downtown neighborhood while providing an intimate and energized environment for audiences to experience today's incredibly diverse and thriving jazz and creative music community. In 2017 Winter Jazzfest celebrates 13 years of showcasing prominent and new jazz talent to a growing audience.

American Dance Platform
January 3-8, 2017

Now in its second year, the American Dance Platform initiative continues to showcase some the most captivating American companies performing today. This year’s festival, curated by Alicia B. Adams, VP of International Programming and Dance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, features an eclectic roster of artists, including Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Ragmala Dance Company, Company | E, Lucky Plush Productions, Davalois Fearon, Dallas Black Dance, CONTRA-TIEMPO, and The Manzari Brothers, with each of the eight companies performing twice throughout a week of double bills. Dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of the Harkness Foundation for Dance. Major support for The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

American Realness
January 5-15, 2017
Created by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor in partnership with the Abrons Arts Center in January 2010, American Realness is a festival of contemporary dance and performance. An internationally recognized platform for the discovery of new works from subversive artists, tearing at the boundaries of their forms, American Realness commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance. Since 2014, the eleven-day festival has expanded its scope to include the work of international artists, engaging a global dialogue around the practice and presentation of contemporary dance and performance.

Chamber Music America
January 12-14, 2017
CMA is the national network for the chamber music profession, which includes ensembles, presenters, composers, educators, music businesses and others involved in early, classical, contemporary, jazz and world chamber music. CMA's national conference includes inspiring keynotes, small group sessions and workshops, ensemble showcases, concerts and networking events. Honored this year will be Kenneth Fischer, President of the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan, for his outstanding service and commitment to the chamber music field.

January 3-17, 2017
COIL is Performance Space 122's annual performance festival demonstrating the constant vitality of live performance in New York City, featuring work created locally, from across the U.S. and around the world. What was originally established as a contemporary dance festival of remounts from past seasons, COIL has evolved into a festival that highlights the work and artists PS122 commissions that spans genres. This year's COIL highlights envelope-pushing dance, theater, music, performance, media and virtual art.  

January 8, 2017

In its 14th year, globalFEST will once again feature a dozen global music artists at NYC’s iconic Webster Hall. Designed to showcase striking, unexpected, and groundbreaking sounds from tour-ready artists from across the global scene, globalFEST’s January festival is one of several initiatives—from the globalFEST (gF) Touring Fund and a gF-branded North American tour, to yearly stages at high-profile events like Bonnaroo and SXSW—the fast-growing organization undertakes to support its mission of bringing more global music to more venues and audiences around the U.S. and Canada.

ISPA’s 69th New York Congress
January 10-12, 2017
The International Society for the Performing Arts’ (ISPA) 69th New York Congress will welcome an inclusive network of more than 500 leaders representing 185 cities around the world. The creation, curation and presentation of art and artists are at the heart of all we do. Across the globe, approaches differ vastly, and within single regions new influences drive inspiring new practices. Every day colleagues are discovering uncharted creative territory. What role do innovation, funding, training and technology play in our work? Are there fundamentals that exist across those approaches and practices? What impact do they have? Join us as we explore the art of our business.

January 5-15, 2017
PROTOTYPE is an annual festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre works by pioneering artists from New York City and around the world, co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE. The fifth anniversary season in 2017 showcases the full range of operatic expression across seven featured presentations, from chamber opera to music-theatre to multimedia productions to staged song cycles to genre-blending cabaret: evidence of why Opera News declared PROTOTYPE “a major leader in opera theatre for the twenty-first century," and The New York Times proclaimed "this vibrant festival becomes more central to the future of opera with every passing year.”

The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival
January 4-15, 2017
The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is a festival of new theater, widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad. UTR offers a crash course in theater created by some of the most dynamic artists working today, and provides a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form. The festival also features a symposium for industry professionals (Jan. 5 and 6, 2017).

World Music Pre-Conference at APAP|NYC
January 5-6, 2017
The largest gathering of world music professionals in the U.S., the two-day World Music pre-conference at APAP|NYC will include lively discussions on the latest issues and concerns in the world music field combined with focused networking opportunities. Learn about the latest practices, brainstorms for current challenges, and efforts to grow the field across the board.

January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts
The Jazz Connect Conference is part of "January in NYC is the Place to Be for the Performing Arts​," celebrating the unmatched convergence of performing arts professionals, audiences and events in New York City. Every January, more than 48,000 people from around the globe flock to New York City for public festivals and industry gatherings, featuring over 1,500 performances by thousands of world-class artists of all disciplines and genres, including world music, theatre, dance, jazz, opera and more.


posted Jul 25, 2013, 8:13 AM by Amy Constantine-Kline   [ updated May 29, 2014, 8:54 AM by Lee Mergner ]

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