• Relive the sights and sounds of the #jen17 Conference
  • JEN 2017 Young Composers Showcase Selectees
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    JEN Co-Founder Mary Jo Papich addresses the audience.
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    Willie Pickens (third from left) receives the 6th Annual Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award from JEN President Caleb Chapman, and African American Jazz Caucus Representatives Marvin Sparks & Executive Director Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin.
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    Dee Dee Bridgewater speaks to the JEN Convention audience.
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    JEN Co-Founder and Conference Coordinator Dr. Lou Fischer presents Gabi Basile with the Dr. Lou Fischer JEN Co-Founder Scholarship Award.

Sharon Burch Appointed Managing Director of JEN

JEN enthusiastically announces the appointment of Sharon Burch to the position of Managing Director. Burch, who served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and also Chairs JEN's education committee, has been actively involved with the organization since its first conference nine years ago.  She brings a wealth of educational experience at all academic levels, along with a strong background as a music educator, entrepreneur (having created and authored a series of books focused on music education for children), presenter and education consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center. She may be contacted at Sharon.Burch@jazzednet.org.  Please join us in congratulating Sharon in her new capacity!

Happy Ninth Anniversary, JEN!
June 1st marks JEN's Ninth Anniversary!  We are proud to celebrate this important day in our history with all of you, since it is JEN's members who make the organization such a vital part of the jazz music and education community.  With your continued participation, JEN will continue to grow and celebrate many more anniversaries to come! Share what JEN means to you, or how it has helped you on your musical journey, by visiting @jazzednet on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and tagging your posts with #JENturns9.

JEN Launches Chapters & Societies Initiative

As part of its mission to buiild the jazz arts comunity, JEN has launched a new Chapters & Societies Initiative.  Institutions at the university, college, high school, junior high, and community music school levels can now organize their students to develop an Educational Chapter to take advantage of all JEN member benefits, including hosting events on-campus. We are also introducing a Jazz Societies program, where people excited about Jazz can form clubs and organizations to host activities in their region and take advantage of additional benefits available specifically to Jazz Socities.  Watch JEN President Caleb Chapman's video for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zePNdhu3XkY.  
And visit www.jazzednet.org/ChapOrgInfo.

Thank you for a successful #jen17 Conference!  Watch the video recap!
Artists and audiences have headed home after an epic time in New Orleans. But the #jen17 Conference is ONLY THE BEGINNING of what is going to be a great year for Jazz Education. And we're excited to take that journey together with you as one JEN family.  (And let's not forget Dallas in 2018, either!)  Click here to view the #jen17 Conference Highlights recap! (video produced by Mojo Factory Productions)




Earlybird Discounted Registration Available for 2018 Conference in Dallas
Early registration discounts for the 2018 Conference in Dallas are now available through September 30th...so please register now to ensure your place, as past years have shown that we will sell out quickly. To register, click here.

Housing Available for 2018 Conference in Dallas
Housing assignments are available at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at a special discounted rate for JEN members who will attend the 2018 Conference.
The deadline to reserve at the JEN block rate is December 12, 2017, or until the hotel is sold out. Discounted rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here for more information.

Donate to JEN
Help us keep jazz education alive throughout the year by donating to JEN.


JENerations Jazz Festival
Applications will be available beginning April 1. First-come first served!

JEN 1st Annual Scholarship Concert Raises More Than $30,000 For New Scholarship Programs...Thanks To YOU!!


JEN is pleased to announce that - thanks to YOU who attended our 1st Annual Scholarship Concert at the 8th Annual Conference - we raised more than $30,000 toward new scholarship programs and initiatives! The event featured Jeff Coffin & Caleb Chapman's "Inside of the Outside Project", featuring Branford Marsalis, Victor Wooten, Kirk Whalum, John Beasley, Rashwan Ross, and the Crescent Super Band...with jazz students performing right alongside the jazz masters who inspire them!  Other special guests included Randy Brecker, David Paich, Howard Levy, and several others. Click here for a photo montage on JEN's Facebook page of the event.  And click here to view an exciting video recap of the Concert. (video produced by Mojo Factory Productions)