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Local 802 AFM Announces Jazz Mentors 7

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associated_musicians_of_greater_new_yorkOn December 12, Local 802 American Federation of Musicians hosted the seventh installment of Jazz Mentors, a series of interactive panel discussions designed to connect up-and-coming musicians with some of New York City’s premier jazz artists to discuss the business components of developing a career in music. Jazz Mentors 7, titled “Passing the Torch: Multi Generational Approaches to a Career in Jazz” focuses on passing the craft of jazz, improvisation, and collaboration between generations and across cultures. Headlined by jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, Regina Carter and Judy Silvano, the panel guided young and emerging musicians through an open discussion about the importance of developing an awareness of the many cultures and generations that make jazz an evolving and innovating art form, as well as explored the vitally important and often misunderstood intricacies of the business and career management aspects of professional life in the music industry.

Mr. Lovano, Ms. Carter and Ms. Silvano drew upon their own career experiences while sharing advice, insight, and guidance with emerging musicians, thereby addressing a neglected aspect of musicians’ career development. The informal setting allowed for a free flowing exchange between the audience and artists, encouraging full audience participation and interaction.

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