Community Panel — Why Mentorship Matters
November 6 @ 2:00 pm
Seattle Jazz Fellowship: Photo of Floyd Standifer and Thomas Marriott
Saturday November 6, 2pm PDT
Free with registration
Panel via Zoom*
The cycle of mentorship has perpetuated jazz music for more than 100 years, but is in noticeable decline in Seattle. The mentorship culture is a key element to the health and vitality of any jazz community, and its decline has had a chilling effect on excellence, participation, and innovation with regards to jazz music. This panel—comprised of Ray Vega, Dawn Clement, Marc Seales, and moderated by trumpeter Thomas Marriott—will discuss the ways in which mentorship can affect musical outcomes, strengthen community, and stimulate audience growth. They will discuss all the ways in which mentorship matters and how we can make it stronger locally.
*Meeting link will be sent 1 hour before panel begins