The Jazz Congress is a co-presentation of JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, who would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)

The champion for the performing arts sector since 1957 and the convener of the world’s premier gathering of performing arts professionals, APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) supports and educates today’s and tomorrow’s performing arts leaders. APAP is dedicated to making the arts vibrant, sustainable, and accessible, and to moving the industry forward.

Association of Songwriters, Composers, and Publishers (ASCAP)

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 575,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by the membership. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.

Chamber Music America (CMA)

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network of chamber music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen the chamber music community. CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles between two and ten musicians, one per part, generally without a conductor. With a membership of over 6,000, including composers, ensembles, presenters, managers, educators, music businesses, and enthusiasts, CMA welcomes a wide range of musical styles including jazz, classical, contemporary, world music and evolving forms. CMA offers grant programs, consulting services, access to instrument and other insurances, a national conference, seminars and electronic and print publications. Visit

Jazz Journalists Association (JJA)

The Jazz Journalists Association is a non-profit professional organization of writers, photographers, broadcasters, videographers, new media producers and their supporters, dedicated to sustaining informed news and views of all styles of jazz in all media. Founded in 1988, the JJA presents free online webinars, holds local meetups of members and contacts, encourages grassroots celebrations of Jazz Appreciation Month through its JazzApril campaign, honors Jazz Heroes and for 18 years has recognized excellence in jazz and jazz journalism through its annual Jazz Awards.


JazzWeek is the weekly guide to jazz airplay in the U.S. and Canada, compiling spin reports submitted each week by broadcast and internet radio. Since 2001, labels, recording artists and independent radio promoters have relied on JazzWeek, at, to measure the success of their new jazz releases.

Jazz Education Network (JEN)

The Jazz Education Network is a global non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in the United States of America that seeks to advance jazz education, promote performance and develop new audiences. JEN was founded in 2008 in Chicago and now has over 1,500 members in 2 countries, every USA state and 7 Canadian provinces.

Jazz Promo Services

Established in 2000 by jazz business veteran Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services specializes in publicity campaigns for the music community, artists, labels, venues and live events. An early adopter of the internet, Jazz Promo Services was a pioneer in email marketing. Over the past 15 years Jazz Promo Services has built one of the largest contact data bases for the jazz business; press, radio and industry. With just one click of the mouse using the Jazz Promo Services email service you can reach the who’s who of the jazz industry.


SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization, designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. SESAC is the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization representing the best songwriters, composers and music publishers in every genre of music. Established in 1930, SESAC is the ONLY PRO to pay monthly radio royalties and was the FIRST among the PROs to pay for live performances to songwriters and publishers. SESAC is known for its diversified repertory that includes genres ranging from Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Urban, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance and Classical. SESAC represents an impressive gallery of artist catalogs including Cassandra Wilson, Robert Glasper, Vijay Iyer, Robert Johnson’s catalog and many other artists and composers.

The Western Jazz Presenters Network

The Western Jazz Presenters Network (WJPN) is a coalition of jazz presenters in the western region of North America. The WJPN is dedicated to networking, professional development and block-booking of jazz artists to make it financially viable for presenters, especially from rural and underserved communities, to bring national jazz artists to their audiences.

Turkish Consulate General in New York

The Consulate General of Turkey in New York is one of the five Turkish consular missions in the USA, the rest of which are located in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Boston. Since its inception as the first consular representation of the Republic of Turkey in USA in 1925, Turkish Consulate General in New York implemented its consular services and diplomatic duties throughout a jurisdiction area covering the East Coast. Turkish Consulate General in NY also incorporates the New York Offices of the Educational Attaché, the Culture and Tourism Attaché, the Commercial Attaché, the Economy Attaché, the Attaché for Social and Religious Affairs and the Counselor for Medical Cooperation.