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Thursday January 12th 2006 IAJE Conference

International Association for Jazz Education

Hundreds of jazz musicians and educators and thousands of spectators converged on New York City in January 2006. Several monumental canvasses by E.J. Gold provided stage installations for the performance and instructional venues. Photographer James Rodney traveled to the Conference and captured these images.

HEI's David Franco and Beverly Korenwaser at WBGO FM Jazz Radio Station in New York City being interviewed about JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference.

..HEI's David Franco and Beverly Korenwaser at WBGO FM Jazz Radio Station in New York City being interviewed about JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference. ..HEI's David Franco and Beverly Korenwaser at WBGO FM Jazz Radio Station in New York City being interviewed about JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference. ..HEI's David Franco and Beverly Korenwaser at WBGO FM Jazz Radio Station in New York City being interviewed about JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference. .. ..The High Brass Orchestra performing in front of E.J. Gold's JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference. ..The High Brass Orchestra performing in front of E.J. Gold's JazzArt ® during the 2006 IAJE Conference. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..Christian Scott, Sutton South, Hilton New York. ..CNAM Quartet - Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark. Sutton North, Hilton New York. ..CNAM Quartet - Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark. Sutton North, Hilton New York. ..CNAM Quartet - Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark. Sutton North, Hilton New York ..CNAM Quartet - Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Denmark. Sutton North, Hilton New York ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The Jim Cullum Jazz Band performance. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..Archie Mayes presenting million dollar contribution to IAJE. ..Archie Mayes presenting million dollar contribution to IAJE. ..Archie Mayes presenting million dollar contribution to IAJE. ..Bireli Lagrene performing with the WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..IAJE Executive Director Bill McFarlin presenting award .. ..Michael Abene, leader & arranger for The WDR Big Band. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..Bireli Lagrene performing with the WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The WDR Big Band - Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York. ..The WDR Big Band -- Koln Germany. Grand Ballroom, Hilton New York.

Press Release

JazzArt ®: SEE WHAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING!

by Beverly Korenwaser

Grass Valley, CA, December 13, 2005 -- In the spirit of joyous collaboration between Jazz and Art, JazzArt ® is in its fourth year at the International Association for Jazz Education's supercharged annual conference.

Just as Jazz is a continuing process of exploration, JazzArt ® strives toward a more free and honest expression of the soul, making visible the sublime sounds of the most celebrated of all American art forms.

Here is what Howard Mandel, President of the Jazz Journalists Association, recently wrote about E.J. Gold and his JazzArt ® in "Jazz Notes":

"With large, bold, rhythmic sweeps of color depicting jazz players in action against black or white backgrounds, painter, E.J. Gold has created his trademark 'JazzArt ®' for events ranging from Wynton Marsalis gigs to Hollywood Bowl concerts, including IAJE conferences since 2002 and the JJA Jazz Awards since 2003 ... Gold's work strikes this reporter as sometimes having a slapdash yet vivid, iconic effect, quite like a fast and memorable phrase of jazz."

E.J. Gold is a veteran Listed artist with over 1,000 exhibits over a period of more than 50 years; his work is collected by many celebrities and museums worldwide. His artwork has been featured on national television and in major motion pictures, and he has appeared with his band for audiences as large as 150 million viewers on international television.

If you were privileged to attend Herbie Hancock's performance last year at IAJE in Long Beach, California, or you heard George Duke & Friends, Christian McBride, Billy Cobham, Airto, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Hutcherson and Dianne Reeves, at the Hollywood Bowl, you saw E.J. Gold's JazzArt ® onstage.

What a vivid celebration of Jazz! JazzArt ® is honored to once again be a part of this Grand Event that brings the spirit and soul of Jazz to the world community, and extends deepest appreciation to Steve Baker, Executive Producer; Bill McFarlin, Executive Director; Nathan Murphy, Associate Producer, for their love of Jazz and support of JazzArt ®.

For more info about JazzArt ® and how you can incorporate it into your classroom, auditorium, videos, films, live performances and more, call 530-271-2239, or email us.