The organizers of the Jazz Connect Conference announced that bassist/composer/bandleader/radio host Christian McBride will give the keynote presentation at the Conference on Thursday, January 8 at 12:15 pm.  Presented by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, the Jazz Connect Conference takes place on January 8-9, 2015 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City.   The conference brings together members of the jazz community from all over the globe in a series of panels, workshops and events.  With a theme of “Strength Through Community,” Jazz Connect leads into both the APAP|NYC conference, which begins on that Friday, and
Winter Jazzfest, which takes place on Friday and Saturday nights.

Pre-registration for the Jazz Connnect Conference is only $125 until December 15, with additional discounts for members of various organizations, such as APAP, Chamber Music America, Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, SESAC, Local 802 and several others.

To register or receive more information, go to the:
Jazz Connect Conference website.

Conference hotline is (617) 315-9158.