Tuesday, October 16, 2007

McCoy Tyner Tops Bill For Jazz Improv Live

Register Now to Attend Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival

100 Performances, 80 Panels & Workshops for ONE LOW PRICE!

Exclusive USA Appearance of McCoy Tyner Trio with Stanley Clarke & Jack DeJohnette

If you've been hearing the buzz about the First Annual Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 Convention & Festival, October 25-28, 2007, taking place at The Manhattan Center and New Yorker Hotel, 34th Street and 8th Avenue, you're already aware that this is a must-attend event - one of the most significant jazz events in years to hit New York City.


This historic and landmark four-day event is the one international convention for jazz fans - with emphasis on the fans. Features include a star-studded lineup of 100 performances by legendary icons and emerging artists, on multiple stages, all day and evening and covering the widest array of styles under the jazz banner. Leading the bill is the exclusive USA appearance and live recording at Jazz Improv LIVE! by the McCoy Tyner All Star Trio with Stanley Clarke and Jack DeJohnette. Adding to this bounty harvest of jazz sounds, are an array of jazz luminaries and experts who will be speaking at the 80 panels and workshops covering everything from Jelly Roll Morton to the Sun Ra Arkestra, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and much more.

For a complete lineup and schedule, information and to Register for a Full Conference Pass click here www.jazzimprov.com/live or call 1-888-472-0670

In addition to McCoy Tyner, the lineup includes the Stanley Clarke Trio, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wallace Roney Quintet, Eddie Gomez and Mark Kramer, Geri Allen Trio, Roy Haynes Quartet, Pat Martino Quartet, Sonny Fortune Quartet, Jimmy Bruno Trio, Dave Burrell interpreting Jelly Roll Morton, Barry Harris performance workshop, and many more. The location right across from Penn Station, New York City provides easy access for attendees up and down the East Coast.

Panels and Workshops:

As if the array of performances were not enough to satisfy the fans hungry for jazz 24/7, there is also a 15,000 square foot music expo area - a veritable shopping mall for jazz fans. The 80 panels and workshops lead by the foremost authorities and players - who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge, ideas, and perspectives. Among those are Dave Liebman, Jimmy Heath, Billy Taylor, Frank Wess, Jimmy Owens, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Paquito D'Rivera; Ray Mantilla, Benny Powell, Chico Hamilton, Charli Persip, Dizzy Reece, Valery Ponomarev; Dave Schnitter; Javon Jackson, Bob Belden, Mike Longo, Barry Harris, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Avery Sharpe, T.K. Blue, Bobby Sanabria, Don Braden, Ira Gitler, Stanley Crouch, Dan Morgenstern, George Avakian, David Berger, Ashley Kahn, Todd Barkan, Gary Walker (WBGO) and many others.

There are three fascinating tracks of events and you're free to choose from among them no matter what your affiliation or interest.

1. Fan-Listener-oriented panels featuring interviews, personalities, recordings and history of the music.

2. Business panels for students, educators and musicians … ideas about getting gigs, making recordings, marketing and more.

3. "How-To" educational workshops for musicians, educators and students: on improvisation, composing, arranging, and more.

Attendance Fee:
For as little as $195 for a Full Conference Pass (advance registration), or $125 for a single day pass, you'll be able to experience scores of fabulous performances and events over four days, by leading and emerging artists on multiple stages and panels and workshops - all day and night. (Hurry now because the price jumps to $225 at the door!)

If you've been to New York, you know you can spend that same amount of money for only one act at a club with drinks and/or food for two.

If you are planning to attend you are encouraged to act now to guarantee being able to obtain a full conference pass - so that you have a ticket in case of a sellout.

Advance registration will also ensure that attendees may obtain proper badges and credentials to ensure entry to the Thursday evening October 25 opening event of Jazz Improv LIVE! 2007 - a kickoff party at Virgin Megastores Union Square Store ( www.virgin.com/megastores ) featuring an exclusive performance by Rondi Charleston and the Robert Glasper Trio.

TO REGISTER to ATTEND Jazz Improv LIVE! Convention & Festival 2007
Call 1-888-472-0670, or use the secure automated registration form online at
Jazz Improv Convention Corporation, Murray Hill Station, P.O. Box 1813, New York, NY 10156.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pianist, composer Michael Weiss will be giving a clinic on jazz composition, Saturday at 4:00pm