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Frank Alkyer

Frank Alkyer

Dick Dunscomb Interviews Frank Alkyer

Clinic Synopsis:

Dick Dunscomb and Frank Alkyer, two long-time friends, talk about DownBeat magazine’s deep dedication to jazz, jazz education and some people who make jazz amazing!

Frank Alkyer - Biographical Information

Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines–all produced by Maher Publications, based in Elmhurst, Ill.

Under his direction, Maher Publications has transitioned from being quality print magazine publisher to producing print and digital editions, websites, books and e-newsletters that are distributed around the globe.

He has served as an adjunct professor of journalism and a television host as well as being a featured speaker and moderator at variety of  industry events including Best In Show at NAMM shows and The Midwest Jazz Interview at the Midwest Clinic.

He is a founding board member of Jazz Alliance International and the Jazz Education Network and has served as an advisory board member of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

In 2018, he received the Jazz Legends Award from the Tri-C Jazz Festival in Cleveland and the Chicago Jazz Institute’s Irma J. Pickens Outstanding Jazz Advocate award.