August 13 and 14, 2020 via Zoom Webinar

Almost every year since 2002, JazzWeek has hosted the JazzWeek Summit, a gathering of radio and music industry personnel for a two-day conference.

But like just about everything else in 2020, COVID-19 has cancelled the in-person event we had been planning for San Jose in August.

So … we had to improvise.

The JazzWeek Virtual Summit 2020 is a great opportunity to get together even though we’re forced to stay apart. While we won’t get the fun of the great hang we always have with one another around the Summit, we will be able to meet online.

This year’s theme is Jazz Radio in a Changed World. We’ll be looking at how to program and produce radio when our time in the studio is limited. And we’ll see how digital can make this work.

We’ll also have a featured performance by pianist and Mack Avenue recording artist Harold López-Nussa live from his living room in conjunction with a panel on Latin jazz. Harold’s new album Te Lo Dije will be released by Mack Avenue Records on August 28.

If you’ve never attended a JazzWeek Summit, or if you’re new to jazz radio and records, this is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts.

Our preliminary panel schedule is here. We’re filling in the panelists and will have a final schedule on or about August 3.

Registration for the JazzWeek Virtual Summit is $29 per attendee (plus transaction fees). Not only is this your admission for the two-day conference, but for follow up sessions roughly once a month throughout the following year, including the JazzWeek Awards in September. And you’ll have access to all of the panel sessions on-demand after the conference.