Darlene Chan To Receive The Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award

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The Jazz Congress will present the 2019 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award to Darlene Chan, a behind-the-scenes advocate for artists and music at large.

The Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award was created in 2014 in honor of the veteran record executive who was an industry trailblazer and tireless champion for countless jazz artists over the last four decades. The annual award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and vision in expanding the audience for jazz and who has made a real difference for the artists, the audience, and the music.

Chan is the president of FestivalWest Inc. whose clients include the Playboy Jazz Festival, the L.A. Philharmonic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center plus many more. She has produced many nationwide tours including the 40th, 50th, Millennium and 60th Newport Jazz Festival Tours, the Harold Arlen 100th Birthday Tour, Cab Calloway’s Legacy of Swing, and the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Tour. Recently she has led workshops and clinics on Concert and Event Production and the music business in general in colleges and universities across the country.

The second annual Jazz Congress will take place on January 7 and 8, 2019 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Registration begins Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and sessions begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Guests can download the app to plan ahead for sessions they wish to attend, and students receive a 50 percent discount on registration.

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