Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 2018 Jazz Congress Keynote

Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar touch on growing up around jazz legends in Harlem, how music influenced his basketball game, and signing Dizzy Gillespie to his last record deal in his keynote address at Jazz Congress 2018.

On January 7-8, 2019, the global jazz community will once again gather for Jazz Congress 2019.

The two-day event will convene artists, media, and industry leaders to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying business and organizations that promote, produce, present, market, and support the music. Join us for another mind-expanding, unforgettable meeting of talent and vision!

Register today for Jazz Congress 2019:

Aaron Bisman