Jazzonian South Florida Jazz Summit 4/16/11

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
1350 East Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Admission is Free.
Suggested donation: $25
Everyone attending will need to register. Advance registration online.

The Jazz industry comes together at the South Florida Jazz Summit: A networking conference and expo that creates an environment in which an effective coalition of South Florida’s Jazz businesses and organizations will gather with the goal of empowering Jazz in the area. More info here.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Jazzonian educational cultural arts initiatives.

10:00am, Auditorium – open registration
10:30am- 11:15am, South Florida Jazz Heritage Panel Discussion
A panel of distinguished area Jazz artists discuss the evolution of Jazz in the area as well as its current state; highlighting challenges and sharing creative ideas on how to advance Jazz in the area.
Moderator: James Chism, Event Chair of South Florida Jazz Summit
Panelists: Joan Cartwright, Women in Jazz South Florida; Mel Dancy, Sam Gunning
11:30am – 12:00 noon, Opening remarks: James Chism, Bobby Ramirez
12:15 to 1pm, Showcase Jazz performance: FIU Jazz Combo
1:15 to 2:15pm, Jazz Media Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ed Bell, Producer/Host of South Florida Arts Beat on WLRN Radio 91.3 FM)
A distinguished panel of Jazz media discuss the present state of Jazz, challenges, and sharing creative ideas on how to help advance Jazz in the area.
Panalists: Maggie Palleya, WDNA Radio 88.9 FM; Frank Consola, WDNA Radio 88.9 FM; Bob Weinberg, Jazz Journalist; Fernando Gonzalez, Jazz Journalist; Tracy Fields, Radio Host – WLRN Radio 91.3 FM; Ted Grossman, WLRN Radio; Stu Grant, WXEL 90.7 FM
2:30 to 3:15pm, Showcase Jazz performance: Blue Money Jazz Sextet
3:30 to 4:15pm, The Business of Jazz
Moderator: Bobby Ramirez, Founder/President of Jazzonian
A distinguished panel of community leaders discuss challenges and creative ways on building a viable Jazz scene for a better future.
Panelists: Kitty Ryan, Jazz Promoter; Pam Dearden, Gold Coast Jazz Society; Lenore Rafael, musician; Susan Merrit, JAMS of Palm Beach; Ed Calle, musician and Associate Professor Business of Music at Miami-Dade College; Ron Weber, South Florida Jazz, Rick Katz, Miami Jazz Coopertive
4:30 to 5:00pm, Showcase Jazz performance: Jazz pianist, Lenore Rafael

Jazzonian is a non-profit (501c3 pending) educational cultural arts museum initiative founded in 2009 by musician/philanthropist Bobby Ramirez.

The mission of Jazzonian is to celebrate Jazz heritage, collect, document, preserve and present the rich Jazz traditions from its origins to modern-day variations through a permanent museum, virtual online and traveling art/photo/film and artifacts exhibitions, historical archives, recordings, literature, audio/visual experiences, interactive cultural education programs, live musical performances and special events for children and adults.

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