A thinking person's way to spend an August week -- great music, a beautiful countryside around a lovely city, good friends, great people having fun & swapping ideas & information on the jazz arts.
2016's JazzWeek Summit brought the Summit's largest turnout of radio pros, promoters, writers, producers & artists to date, with a keynote by Don Was, offering the chance for intense discussion of the short-term and long-term prospects for jazz, as a product and as a major force within our culture.
This intense session spilled right into the joy of San Jose Summer JazzFest, which took over most of downtown for the weekend, so dashing to catch a given artist melted away to wandering from stage to stage to drink in the next artist's take on America's art form.
If you're involved professionally in jazz in any aspect, you'd be well served to attend the next JazzWeek Summit.
Likewise, if you're anywhere near the Bay Area in summer, plan to catch San Jose's Summer JazzFest.