Well, it's a brand new year and we're off and running. Plenty of new and exciting information to assimilate, so let's get at it, shall we?:

JANUARY

15-18 NAMM Show
When it comes to what's new in musical instruments and new tech, this is the big daddy of 'em all. Once again held at the sprawling Anaheim Convention Center in California, this four day convention has everything under the sun-including guest artists, new gear and plenty of free samples. From the latest microphones to drum sets to turntables, Winter NAMM is the place to see and hear everything musical. Get there early and bring your walking shoes. Call 760-438-8001 or go directly to www.namm.com.
25-29 MIDEM 2004
Wanna make a deal? Wanna rub shoulders with the Movers and Shakers of the entertainment industry? Well they'll all be at MIDEM in Cannes, France. This five day meet and greet is an explosion of new talent and deal-making at the highest levels. Showcase emerging talent, license your CD, network-do it all at MIDEM. Get to the phones right now and call 212-370-7470.
21-24 Annual Int'l Association for Jazz Education Conference
If you're into jazz and wanna know what's on the horizon, you need to be in Toronto, Canada, for this conference that discusses both the present and future states of the genre. Gaining in popularity over the past five years, it's seminars like this that can take much of the credit. Hear great jazz and learn how to spread the word. Phone 785-776-8744.











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