Join Local 802 for “Jazz Mentors”

Join Local 802 next Thursday, March 10, for Jazz Mentors, which will focus on “Organizing Your Career: Getting Started in the Business of Jazz,” and will be led by bassist Bob Cranshaw, clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, who will speak about their working lives in Jazz and offer ideas to jumpstart and sustain a career.

These pre-eminent Jazz leaders will guide participants through a discussion of some of the most vital aspects of launching a career, including: representation, touring, protecting your recordings, and building a secure financial future. This informal setting will allow for a free flowing exchange between the audience and the renowned artists, encouraging full audience participation and interaction.

The event is free and open to the public.



Bassist Bob Cranshaw has been a leading figure in the Jazz world for decades, having performed with many of America’s greatest Jazz musicians, including Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan, Horace Silver, Ella Fitzgerald, McCoy Tyner, Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer, among many others.

Clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Paquito D’Rivera, a winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, has had an extraordinary Jazz, Latin and classical music career. In addition to an extensive and diverse discography of over 30 solo albums, D’Rivera has founded numerous ensembles around the world, including Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, Irakere, United Nation Orchestra, the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet.

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, has quickly established herself as a rising star of the Jazz world. Ms. Horn has performed at many of the city’s premier venues, including Lenox Lounge, The Apollo Theater, The Blue Note, Minton’s, The Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Zinc, Jazz Gallery and Birdland, as well as many national and international venues with her group, “The Artistry of Jazz Horn.”

Thursday, March 10at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM
322 West 48th Street, New York 10036

Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please click on the link above or contact Todd Weeks: tweeks@local802afm.org; 212-245-4802 X185 or Bettina Covo: bcovo@local802afm.org 212 245 4802 X152