I spoke with Willard Jenkins for my Jazz Video Guy Live Art Blakey Tribute.
Willard Jenkins is an independent arts consultant, concerts and festivals artistic director/curator, producer, writer and editor under his Open Sky banner. Willard Jenkins’ current activity includes festival, and concert series planning/development, artistic direction/curating, arts organization and artist consulting, music journalism/editing, teaching, and broadcast work.
In 2015 Willard was appointed as the first Artistic Director of the annual [Washington] DC Jazz Festival. His major responsibilities at DCJF are to conceive, develop, and implement the artistic vision, programming, and artistic strategies of the organization.