27 6 / 2013

Mayor Michael Nutter’s Opening Keynote at JazzConnect 2013.

25 6 / 2013

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Photo credit: Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes

A very intense discussion of music streaming rights and issues in the jazz community. 

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23 1 / 2013

Hello everybody, My name is Jeff Myers and I’m going to speak about a couple things today. First, I’m going to talk about what I do for a living. 

Then I’m going to present a quick case study on how I’ve applied my work to Jazz and I’m going to share a couple lessons that I’ve learned along the way 

Like a lot of people in this room, I was in a band in high school and college. 

That’s me on the right in the red suede-leather pants, in front of the Marshall stack. Although we clearly weren’t playing Jazz back then, the kind of music we played was very improvisational… 

Which leads me to my first lesson that I’m going to share today. 

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15 1 / 2013

Mario Garcia Durham (President and CEO of APAP), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Thirsty Ear Recordings’ Peter Gordon talk music at the Jazz Connect Conference at the Hilton New York, Jan. 2013 Jeff Tamarkin

Mario Garcia Durham (President and CEO of APAP), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Thirsty Ear Recordings’ Peter Gordon talk music at the Jazz Connect Conference at the Hilton New York, Jan. 2013 Jeff Tamarkin

15 1 / 2013

Jazz is alive, and will never die.

Jazz is a unique American art form that affirms the noblest aspirations of our nation – individualism, discipline, perseverance, innovation…

As jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker said, “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

Jazz has produced some of America’s leading artists and ranks as one of our greatest exports to the world.

With its’ international popularity, jazz music has become a universal language that brings people of all races, ages and backgrounds together.

I am one of those people.

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14 1 / 2013