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Ira Gitler Added to Sept. 15th Panel!

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Veteran jazz writer Ira Gitler will join our September 15th panel at the New School. See updated posting below.

Time to take stock of the finest jazz releases of the year to this point! We’ll be gathering for an informal jukebox jury and panel discussion on Wednesday, September 15th, 6-8 p.m. at the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th Floor, 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan.

Howard Mandel will moderate the event. He’ll be joined by Sheila Anderson, Ira Gitler, David R. Adler and Kurt Gottschalk, each of whom will bring several tracks for listening, blindfold-testing and freewheeling discussion.

And save the date for the next Jazz Matters panel: Thursday, October 7. Same time and place. Panelists and topic to be announced.

Please REGISTER for this free event and we’ll email you a reminder!


Howard Mandel is an author, blogger, editor, senior contributor to Down Beat and other print publications, jazz commentator on NPR and in several films, adjunct professor at New York University and president of the Jazz Journalists Association.

Ira Gitler is a veteran observer of the jazz scene, a record producer, writer of innumerable articles and liner notes as well as several books (Jazz Masters of the ’40s; Swing to Bop; The Masters of Bebop: A Listener’s Guide) and editor with Leonard Feather of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Winner of the Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, Ira currently contributes a regular column to Jazz Inside magazine.

David R. Adler is a lecturer in jazz history at Queens College and editor of JJA News. His writings have appeared in JazzTimesThe Philadelphia InquirerTime Out-New YorkSlateThe New Republic and many other publications.

Sheila Anderson is a radio personality on WBGO, 88.3 FM (New Jersey) and the author of two books: The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac and How to Grow as A Musician: What All Musicians Must Know to Succeed. Also, Ms. Anderson writes a column for Hot House.

Kurt Gottschalk is most interested in what Anthony Braxton brilliantly termed the “post Ayler/Cage continuum.” His writings about music have appeared in All About Jazz-New York and AllAboutJazz.com, The Brooklyn RailCoda, Signal to NoiseThe Village VoiceThe Wire and Time Out-New York, among other publications, and his syndicated column “New York Is Now” runs in ImproJazz (France), Jazz.pt (Portugal) and Jazz.ru (Russia).

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One Comment to “Ira Gitler Added to Sept. 15th Panel!”

  1. avatar Jazz Site says:

    Wow, this has a lot to offer for a free event! Plus the information on jazz releases. A very nice event in this panel.

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