Jazz Mentors

It’s called the music business for a reason. The business side of music is often anathema to most musicians – something to be ignored, feared or misunderstood.

The Jazz Mentors series connects up-and-coming musicians with some of New York City’s premier artists to discuss the business of jazz. Each forum features discussion led by preeminent members and leaders of the jazz community about how to build and maintain a successful music career.

The business components of establishing a career in music are frequently under-appreciated and misunderstood by young and emerging musicians. To address this, Jazz Mentors audiences are guided through some of the most vital aspects of launching a career, including representation, touring, protecting your recordings in digital format, the impact of streaming services, and building a secure financial future, among others.

Located at Local 802, the informal setting allows for relaxed communication and a free-flowing exchange of ideas between the audience and the artists, encouraging full participation and interaction. The events are free and open to the public.

The New York City Council, The Council for Living Music, and Local 802 AFM present

Jazz Mentors XX: A User’s Guide to Grant Writing Basics


Regina Carter, Rufus Reid, and Anna Webber

moderated by Jeanette M. Vuocolo, Arts Consultant

Thursday, June 20, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Local 802 Club Room
322 West 48th Street
New York, NY

To Register, Click HERE

Skillful grant writing can be a key to actualizing artistic development and a tangible path to professional enrichment. But the process can be daunting to the uninitiated. Come listen to three experienced jazz professionals discuss the do’s and don’ts of the grant writing and grant management process and how grants have had a positive impact on their music and careers.

Free and Open to the Public!

To Register, Click HERE