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Sunday, March 25 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Roundtable: Cover Charges & Late-Night Jams

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The fruitful relationship of jazz and “The Big Apple” stands as one of the foremost examples of a musical style benefiting from, and in turn helping to define, a supportive home. The first half of this event is a multimedia survey by Ashley Kahn of representative New York City jazz venues, from the 1920s through the 2000s; the second half is a panel discussion asking what is it about New York City and jazz that accounts for their lasting relationship, with a more contemporary focus on forums of free-flowing musical exchange and financial support for the music’s creators.

With: Legendary jazz impresario George Wein; veteran Jazz at Lincoln Center producer Billy Bank; and Jazz Standard creative director Seth Abramson

Moderator: Ashley Kahn


Seth Abramson

Seth Abramson, a Grammy Award-Winning Producer, is founder of Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc. (RMP) a live music presentation and production company. He also serves as the Creative Artistic Director for the Jazz Standard, the renowned New York City jazz club owned by restaurateur Danny... Read More →

Billy Banks

Billy Banks is principal owner and director of Banks Entertainment, a management consulting and production services company, and has worked for more than 30 years as a concert/tour producer, record producer tour manager, and music business management consultant. Since 1982, he has... Read More →

George Wein

George Wein is the world’s leading jazz impresario, an NEA Jazz Master and is widely regarded as the godfather of music festivals, having produced the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1954, followed five years later by the Newport Folk Festival. His autobiography Myself Among Others... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012