Speakers

Moderators, Panelists and Speakers at the 2017 Jazz Connect Conference

Gerri Abrahamsen (DCA Productions)
Seth Abramson (The Jazz Standard)
Marty Ashby (MCG Jazz)
Brian Bacchus
Ann Meier Baker (NEA)
Todd Barkan
Marcus Baylor
Gail Boyd (Gail Boyd Artist Management)
Richard Burgess (A2IM)
Terri Lyne Carrington
Stephanie Castillo (Olena Media)
John Chin
Michael Cuscuna (Mosaic Records)
Russ Davis (Voice of America/MOJA Radio)
Eli Degibri
James Donio (Music Biz)
Laurence Donohue-Greene (New York City Jazz Record)
Mario Garcia Durham (APAP)
Yvonne Ervin (Tucson Jazz Festival/Western Jazz Presenters Network)
Carol Friedman (Abbey Lincoln/Dominick Films)
Lois Gilbert (JazzCorner)
Jana Herzen (Motema)
J. Hunter (WVCR)
Aviad Ivri (Israeli Consulate, New York)
Matt Jurasek (DL Media)
Ashley Kahn (JazzTimes/NPR)
Dorthaan Kirk (WBGO)
Bruce Labadie (San Jose Jazz)
Dubi Lenz (Red Sea Jazz Festival)
Oded Lev-Ari (Anzic Music)
Don Lucoff (PDXJazz)
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Howard Mandel (Jazz Journalists Association)
Christian McBride
Kate McGarry
Wulf Müller (OKeh/Sony)
Arturo O’Farrill
Dan Ouellette (DownBeat/ZEALnyc)
Greg Pasenko (BluJazz)
Matt Pierson (Sony Masterworks)
Viola Plummer (Sistas’ Place)
Sam Pollard (Max Roach Documentary)
Terri Pontremoli (Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland)
Tom Popper (Insight Cuba)
Al Pryor (Mack Avenue Records)
Brendan Rawson (San Jose Jazz)
Kayonne Riley (WUCF)
Andy Rothman (Detroit Groove Society)
Mark Ruffin (Sirius/XM)
Maria Schneider
Jae Sinnett (WHRV)
Bria Skonberg
Scott Southard (International Music Network)
Brad Stone (soulandjazz.com Radio)
Ike Sturm
Michael Todd (ASCAP)
Ed Trefzger (JazzWeek)
Gerald Veasley
Elio Villafranca
Roseanna Vitro
Ben Wendel
Barak Weiss (Tel Aviv Jazz Festival)
Francois Zalacain (Sunnyside)Others TBA


“Ask The Experts” Session Panelists

Recording/Product Management

DIY/Self-Management/Fundraising

Marketing/Social Media

Publicity/Promotion

Presenting/Booking/Touring


Staff and Volunteers at the 2017 Jazz Connect Conference


Marty Ashby (MCG Jazz)
Susan Brink
Peter Gordon (Jazz Forward Coalition)
Renee Govanucci (MCG Jazz)
Evan Haga (JazzTimes/Madavor Media)
Tony Harrison
Irene Lee (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Don Lucoff (PDX Jazz/DL Media)
Carolyn McClair (McClair PR)
Maureen McFadden (DL Media)
Lee Mergner (JazzTimes/Madavor Media)
Paul Park